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From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1998.06.17 at 19:59:11(2322)
These Amorphophallus are the most amazing plants....

For instance.... I have an A. parvulus that is extreemly difficult to
grow... last year, I did not repot it for fear of disturbing the plant....
It is in a one gallon black nursery pot. This spring, it put up a small
petiole in the middle of the top of the pot... I said to myself...."Self,
you have it for at least one more year." Then, a week or so later.... It
put out another petiole... But, this time it came out the hole that is on
the side of the pot at the bottom!!!!! In a couple of weeks, it produced
another petiole out THE SAME hole.... In a couple of weeks... yep,
another petiole.... BUT, from the hole in the BOTTOM of the pot... right
in the middle of the bottom of the pot.... In a couple weeks additional...
There is another petiole.... but, this time it is in the normal place....
right beside the first one coming out of the top of the pot....

Is this strange or what?

Now, to start some discussion.... Do you think I should leave the five
petioles as they are or try to cut the pot away and repot each one...
Remember, this is an extreemly difficult one to grow and it is doing so
well and the petioles are all healthy?

What do you think?
Dewey

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From: "Carlo A. Balistrieri" <cabalist at facstaff.wisc.edu> on 1998.06.18 at 06:08:50(2325)
>Now, to start some discussion.... Do you think I should leave the five
>petioles as they are or try to cut the pot away and repot each one...
>Remember, this is an extreemly difficult one to grow and it is doing so
>well and the petioles are all healthy?
>
>What do you think?

This one I don't grow but I'd be reluctant to hack it or the pot. Of course
it's a little difficult to set it back on the bench once you have petioles
coming out the bottom. Here's my suggestion--put holes in the upper rim of
the pot and HANG IT! Let the plant do its thing and when all is well with
the world again, dump the tubers and start again.

Carlo

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From: Don Martinson <dmartin at post.its.mcw.edu> on 1998.06.18 at 06:14:06(2326)
>These Amorphophallus are the most amazing plants....
>
>For instance.... I have an A. parvulus that is extreemly difficult to
>grow... last year, I did not repot it for fear of disturbing the plant....
>It is in a one gallon black nursery pot. This spring, it put up a small
>petiole in the middle of the top of the pot... I said to myself...."Self,
>you have it for at least one more year." Then, a week or so later.... It
>put out another petiole... But, this time it came out the hole that is on
>the side of the pot at the bottom!!!!! In a couple of weeks, it produced
>another petiole out THE SAME hole.... In a couple of weeks... yep,
>another petiole.... BUT, from the hole in the BOTTOM of the pot... right
>in the middle of the bottom of the pot.... In a couple weeks additional...
>There is another petiole.... but, this time it is in the normal place....
>right beside the first one coming out of the top of the pot....
>
>Is this strange or what?
>
>Now, to start some discussion.... Do you think I should leave the five
>petioles as they are or try to cut the pot away and repot each one...
>Remember, this is an extreemly difficult one to grow and it is doing so
>well and the petioles are all healthy?
>
>What do you think?
>Dewey
>

Well, you know, sometimes, I've decided that the plant knows best and I
just let it do its thing unless there is some compelling reason for
disturbing/repotting/moving it. I say this not from a particularly "aroid"
point of view, but just generally horticultural. It's not always an easy
call.

Don Martinson

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1998.06.18 at 06:18:14(2327)
>>These Amorphophallus are the most amazing plants....

For instance.... I have an A. parvulus that is extreemly difficult to
grow... last year, I did not repot it for fear of disturbing the plant....
It is in a one gallon black nursery pot. This spring, it put up a small
petiole in the middle of the top of the pot... I said to myself...."Self,
you have it for at least one more year." Then, a week or so later.... It
put out another petiole... But, this time it came out the hole that is on
the side of the pot at the bottom!!!!! In a couple of weeks, it produced
another petiole out THE SAME hole.... In a couple of weeks... yep,
another petiole.... BUT, from the hole in the BOTTOM of the pot... right
in the middle of the bottom of the pot.... In a couple weeks additional...
There is another petiole.... but, this time it is in the normal place....
right beside the first one coming out of the top of the pot....

Is this strange or what?

Now, to start some discussion.... Do you think I should leave the five
petioles as they are or try to cut the pot away and repot each one...
Remember, this is an extreemly difficult one to grow and it is doing so
well and the petioles are all healthy?

What do you think?

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From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1998.06.18 at 06:22:17(2328)
(snip)
>Now, to start some discussion.... Do you think I should leave the five
>petioles as they are or try to cut the pot away and repot each one...
>Remember, this is an extreemly difficult one to grow and it is doing so
>well and the petioles are all healthy?
>
>What do you think?
>Dewey
>
>Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
>THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE
>Your Source for Tropical Araceae

Hi Dewey:

We must use the same pots. When my A konjac did this a few years ago (but
only put one petiole out the bottom side hole) I potted up the pot in a
much larger pot. Everything worked its way up to the surface in a normal
fashion. After the leaves died back at the end of the season and the pot
was unpotted, I found several new tubers of interesting shapes and the
original pot was split wide open. All the tubers grew normally the next
year and I now use oversize pots for my Amorphs.

Kind Regards,

Rand

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