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  [Aroid-l] strange new growth on Amorphophallus titanum
From: Nancy Greig <ngreig at hmns.org> on 2015.10.05 at 15:22:21(23485)

Hello fellow aroid lovers. Please see the attached photograph. Have any of you seen this happen before? This is “Lois” – our
Amorphophallus titanum that bloomed a few summers ago – but has since had some setbacks (part of the corm rotted so it is still smaller than when it produced an inflorescence). It has become quite irregular in when it sends up a new leaf – it certainly
is not on an annual cycle – and this time, when the leaf died back recently, the top part yellowed and fell off and we found a new sprout already growing up inside the petiole of the old leaf! (see photo) Usually the leaf dies back completely, and the corm
has a dormant period of a few months.

What would make this happen? Too much water at the wrong time? Something else? What should we do? Any advice would be appreciated! We would love to have our plant bloom again, but at this rate…I’m not optimistic!

Thank you for any feedback,

Nancy Greig



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