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Re: [Aroid-l] A. konjac problems
From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_ at hotmail.com> on 2004.09.17 at 20:45:19(12204)|
it was a 5 gallon pot and a bulb the size of a soft ball. the bulb is now the size of a baseball. so fertilize 3 or 4 times a week with extremely high nitrogen fertilizer? i heard somewhere that phosphorus ritch fertilizer is good too. waht do you think?
thanks for the help so far!
>From: "Leo A. Martin"
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids
>To: Discussion of aroids
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] A. konjac problems
>Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 23:41:45 -0600
>>Ever since ive been growing A. konjac (about 3 years), not much has|
>>happened with the bulbs. Even ones that i have ahd for 3 growing
>>seasons have put on absolutely no tuber mass at all. They usually
>>come up mid winter and grow until mid summer. Is this too short a
>>period of time for them to do anything? What is going wrong?? I
>>desperately want to see a flower, and i am no closer to getting one
>>than i was 3 years ago.
>Fertilize. Fertilize again. Nitrogen, nitrogen, nitrogen. Then, when
>you think you have fertilized too much, you have only just begun.
>Fertilize some more, and more, and more. Feeding weekly is probably
>only a light appetizer, something like those silly rice cakes my
>macrobiotic friends keep offering.
>Osmocote or the like is not going to cut it. Osmocote only lasts the
>stated time if temperatures are rather cooler than Amorphs prefer.
>You are going to have to mix up some liquid fertilizer and give it
>to your plants very frequently.
>And, how big is the pot? Would you expect a 600-pound person to live
>in an Aston-Martin coupe?
>Leo A. Martin
>Phoenix, Arizona, USA
>Like cactus and succulents?
>Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society
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