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  Re: Oh No! Amorphophallic Trauma!
From: Al Wootten <awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 1997.03.21 at 20:25:07(523)
Dana Scholle writes:
> Hiya, this is the first time I've posted, I think to this group, although
> I've lurked for a while. I have a little problem: I got an Amorphophallus
> Konjac last year, and this spring it's been doing really well, was putting
> up a leaf about four inches tall so far- UNTIL- my lovely cat came along and
> broke it! Snapped it off right where the petiole meets the leaves. So, is my
> little lovely doomed? I've been doting on this thing for the past month
> watching it grow, and I am really disappointed that this happened (Not to
> mention that he smashed a bunch of my orchids while at it. ) Will it produce
> another leaf? Is there anything else I can do or should I hop on the phone
> with Plant Delights this unstant? Thanks all :)
I had a similar attempted amorphophallicide last year when a squirrel dug up my
sprouting A. bulbifer tuber and made off with it. I marshalled the neighborhood
children, who found the wounded tuber. I dusted it with sulfur and repotted
it. After a short while, it re-sprouted and finished the season apparently
unaware of the incident. I would bet that your konjac will resprout also.

Clear skies,

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