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  optimizing Amorphophallus growth
From: Lester Kallus lkallus at earthlink.net> on 2001.04.04 at 21:50:41(6146)
Will an amorphophallus grow appreciably better planted directly in the
ground than it does in a pot? I picked up a 4" paeoniifolius tuber while
visiting Selby last week and want it to grow the most possible over this
next growing season. What's best for it?

The trade offs are:
In the ground it will have unlimitted root growth. It's a high compost
soil mix that can be fertilized in any way the plant wants. The problem
though is that once late September comes around, evening temperatures will
begin to drop significantly. In mid October, nights will begin to dip in
the 40s.

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