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Re: optimizing Amorphophallus growth
From: Lester Kallus lkallus at earthlink.net> on 2001.04.06 at 15:28:18(6160)|
That would be very difficult. My greenhouse is on the second floor of my
house and it has a tile floor.
At 09:55 PM 4/5/2001 -0500, you wrote:|
>Perhaps the best is to put the tubers in the ground in the greenhouse!
>----- Original Message -
>From: Lester Kallus
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
>Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 11:50 PM
>Subject: optimizing Amorphophallus growth
> > 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.
> > In a pot, I could bring it into the greenhouse whenever it would be
> > recommended. Unfortunately, it would be going from a sunny location to
> > open shade since my greenhouse gets direct sunlight only when the oak
> > leaves are down. Also, it might not be able to get quite so much sunlight
> > in a pot as it would in the soil.
> > So - what's best?
> > Les
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