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  Re: [Aroid-l] strange new growth on Amorphophallus titanum
From: Ken Mosher <ken at spatulacity.com> on 2015.10.05 at 20:58:34(23486)
Hi Nancy,

Having an Amorphophallus produce a leaf right under another one
isn't terribly uncommon and is actually a good sign.? In fact, lots
of times the second one shows up before the older leaf dies back.? I
had a related plant, that usually produces one leaf per season and
blooms in the spring produce 5 (five!) leaves, having 3 at a time
for most of the summer.? Then at the end of September, while still
sporting 3 happy leaves, it flowered!? I expect to dig up a very
large corm.? I dug up his brother last weekend, who only had the
usual one leaf, and he increased in size by more than double.? Lots
of fertilizer...

As for dormancy, titanum doesn't keep a nice yearly schedule.? They
can be very irregular.? Go back to being optimistic, nothing is
amiss.? Lois is just happy and wants to grow some more.? Also, since
she just finished a growth cycle you should find that all the former
problems with the corm are gone - she grew a new one to replace the
one that had rot.

-Ken Mosher



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