A. titanum at Kew
Posted 12 January 2007 - 21:00 PM
I was interested to see on tonights "A New Year at Kew" BBC2 that even Kew get rotting A. titanum tubers :cry: And use sulpher dust and cutting the rotten parts away to try and stem it. At least my tubers are in good company!!
Posted 12 January 2007 - 21:38 PM
Posted 21 January 2007 - 20:15 PM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 20:09 PM
Yes we grow several of the plants at Kew out of the public view and the tubers smell even worse when they are rotting than when they are flowering. There is even talk of a recent discovery of a new way to propogate them other than from seed - should be interesting!
Yes I know the smell of rotting tubers rather too well :cry:
Does Kew suffer much from rotting tubers? No matter what I try most seem to go that way....
Posted 23 January 2007 - 21:49 PM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:38 AM
Posted 24 January 2007 - 13:24 PM
Getting hold of these plants is frustrating. There is a seller on eBay selling seeds regularly at £5 a pop. He claims they are all totally fresh, yet the one I had a go with rotted. If they really are fresh when he received them at his end.... for goodness sake why doesn't he germinate them all and sell the seedlings instead? A plant keeps fresh much better than a seed. So many seeds must have been wasted by now.
Were they from a person in Poland? Mine rotted as well!
Posted 24 January 2007 - 13:52 PM
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:13 AM
Maybe they should take a look at the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. They get plenty of A. titanum plants there! Almost every year they get one in flower.