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  sun question for X. violaceum
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus at earthlink.net> on 1998.07.14 at 14:44:34(2470)
The yautia lili tubers I purchased at a hispanic grocery store for $1.98 a
pound are sprouting large colorful shoots. I got such a great response
about the sun needs of amorphophallus in tuber production that I thought
I'd try a related question here.

With the X. violaceum, I don't really care about tuber production since
full sized tubers are available for a pittance. The question is: what's
the ideal sun/shade balance to produce the largest sized and most colorful
leaf in X. violaceum? I expect the first leaf will be fully open in 2-3
days and I want it open up in the appropriate amount of light so that I
don't have to acclimate it at all.


From: Bob Riffle <71270.3070 at compuserve.com> on 1998.07.14 at 17:12:02(2471)
Les, I had monster leaves (ca. 5' x 3') with the nearly tropical
Houston sun on them from ca. 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (summer).
They thrive on constant moisture and fish emulsion.

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