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Re: How big is big enough? and how tall do they get?
From: "Ronald h Kessler" ronlene at worldnet.att.net> on 2002.04.15 at 02:18:57(8549)|
A list is a good idea. If it contained photos of
the petiole and the leaf of all of the species, it would be a GREAT idea.
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Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2002 12:37
Subject: Re: How big is big enough? and
how tall do they get?
Randy, I think this is something most Amorphophallus
growers are interested in. The list you propose is a very good idea!
I would like to take the chance
to add the question how tall they get at a definite tuber size (lets say at
good light and growing conditions): Would any one know, if there is a close correlation between tuber size
and PETIOLE HIGHT in Amorphophallus titanum? If someone has figures or even an idea, I would be
very intersted. (It could tell me when to built a higher greenhouse for my
A.t. or do something different; see below) I ask this in the same context as I asked for the effect of growth
retardants on the petiole hight of A.t. or other big aroids with a single leaf
some time ago. I did not get a response when I posted my question, but I think
it should work, since growth retardants generally inhibit cell elongation to a
certain extent. (Normally they are used in horticulture to shorten internode
length in ornamentals like Poinsettias and others) Looking forward to any comment! Bernhard. Dollbergen, Germany approx.
zone 6/7 "Randall M. Story"
schrieb: > Hi, >
> I'm curious if there is any
interest in starting a discussion or compiling a > list as to what constitutes "blooming size" for
various species. I'm > thinking
primarily of Amorphophallus and related stinky tuberous aroids,
> although it need not be
limited to these. >
> I realize that estimates
depend on one's growing conditions, the particular > cultivar, luck, etc. However even SOME guess as
to when a particular plant >
"might" bloom, with a size range or "ballpark" number would be useful, to me
> at least. It would be nice to
know whether a particular tuber has a chance > of blooming at 1 inch or 4 inches or not till 8
inches in diameter! >
> This information seems
particularly hard to find, even more so than > estimates of cold hardiness. > >
Do people think this is a good idea? If there is any interest, people could
> send me their experiences and
if I get enough responses I could post a list > here. I'm guessing that even a short list of
the most commonly available >
species could be useful to a lot of us. > > A specific
question I have at the moment: how big does an A. bulbifer tuber
> have to be to have some chance
of blooming? > > Thanks, > > Randy Story
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