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  Re: Amorphophallus titanum - Cultivation/Propagation
From: Craig Smith <craigsmith at sprintmail.com> on 1998.09.16 at 05:23:57(2608)
You are one lucky fellow. I've been trying to find a Titanum for several
years with no luck.
I have my A. Konjac in the direct sun in a very large pot and there is no
problem if I water it adequately. I get good growth and 'flowers' every
year on tubers over 1Kg. 5 last year. Someone on the list said that his
A. Titanum made offshot tubers when it was in a relatively small pot
(like yours). 'Flowers' can take a while. On my Konjac, I got a 7 1/2
foot 'flower' after about 5 years from a 13 pound tuber. That's the
biggest one I've gotten. When the leaf dies back you might look in the
soil like in the Konjac and see if any have formed. [If they have, I'd
be glad to trade you a 'flowering size' Konjac for a Titanum tuber.] In
any case, I'd just make sure you water and feed it enough and it should
be happy. I used to have a small greenhouse but now I have to dig it out
of the large pot every year. But that gives me a chance to collect the
babies. I give them to friends and local botanical groups to sell - I
put them in plastic bags with a list of directions.
Craig Smith in upstate New York.

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