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  titanum goes mainstream
From: Bryan Lampl <blampl1 at earthlink.net> on 2004.11.21 at 04:31:05(12400)
As a resident of Southern California I occasionally visit a nationally known
nursery in the area called Rogers Gardens. While wandering through the
usually standard plants, to my surprise, I came across three Amorphophallus
titanum for sale. They were supplied by one of the major growers. If
anyone is interested, I will guess and say they are two to three years old
and are priced at $150. The temperature here is dropping into the fifties
at night, so dormancy is probably not far away and then I suppose they will
be taken away.

From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2004.11.22 at 05:33:00(12404)

not that I am asking you to buy them for me, since I am from Germany, but what is the size ofe the plant, i.e. how tall are they and what is approx. the "diameter" of the leaf?


From: Bryan Lampl <blampl1 at earthlink.net> on 2004.11.23 at 08:34:52(12406)

I wish I could afford all three of them. They are approx. two feet tall and
had a span of eighteen inches. Since I don't own a plant of titanum of that
size, mine are smaller, I am speculating on their age.

> Bryan,

From: "Tropicals" <Tropicals at SolutionsAnalysis.net> on 2004.11.24 at 13:23:43(12409)
Our A. titanum is 22" tall and 24" span and it is 5 months of age, a
seedling. I question an A. titanum of smaller dimensions being 'years' old.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all our aroid friends here on the board.

Christian and Bill

From: "Michael Marcotrigiano" <mmarcotr at email.smith.edu> on 2004.11.24 at 16:26:18(12410)
Mine took 2 years (2 leaves) to get 24 inch span. Now at 5 it is near
ready to bloom (we hope). The corm is bigger than a basketball and the
leaf over 7 feet tall.

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