Post by shawnintland on May 16, 2011 6:58:28 GMT 7
Hey Bob, looks like you'll need to add a Plexiglas 'bubble' to your roof soon! Well, I never weighed this one but a few years ago (5-6) it was about to be destroyed by nearby construction so we moved it to a new home beside the streambed in my front yard. Even though it was moved while non-dormant it survived just fine. Every time I think it has finally died off it suddenly sends up a new shoot bigger than the last!
Here's one way to grow it: About a month after the plant goes dormant, dig up the tuber, wash it, and apply fungicide (For example, soak for 10 minutes in a mixture of 1 part Clorox and 9 parts water.). Store it in a cool (not cold), dry place with air circulation until it begins to grow again. If you plant it in a container, the diameter of the container should be at least 3 times the diameter of the tuber. The growing mix should retain water but drain well. For example, 1 part commercial compost, 1 part peat moss, and 1 part perlite. Fertilize with fish emulsion or other fertilizer every month when the plant is growing. Make arrangements to put it somewhere besides inside your house when it blooms.
Post by theplantconnoisseur on May 16, 2011 21:26:02 GMT 7
Well the nursery i bought it from that specializes in this plant said to keep it moderately most all year round even when the plant has gone dormant. Yes i do have a large pot. And i highly doubt that it will ever blossom for me. Just cause it seems like such a rare thing. And i cant provide it with the best growing conditions:/
I have some species of amorph, but i confused about they species, my species leaf is like in bobh and shawnitland photo can anyone help me to identified my amorph?, and are amorph can be identified by they leaf?
sorry no photo, now its flowering and i think now its A. spectabilis, because it have blackish color on its spathe, and the leaf is similar. I found it in West Java, i found it on unoccupied graveyard hehe
Where do i buy N. lowii x mirabilis, N. rajah x rafflesiana or N. klossii x aristolochioides x mirabilis ? ;D
Post by tropicbreeze on Oct 19, 2011 19:30:52 GMT 7
The first tuber shown in this thread isn't Titanum Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), it looks more like A. paeoniifolius. The titanum doesn't form baby tubers off the main one like that.
My largest A. paeoniifolius got up to 2.27 metres tall, a bit taller than the largest I've seen in the wild. My largest titanum is currently 1.86 metres tall and still growing. I've several other smaller species as well, they're one of my favourites.