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#1 An D Smith

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:34 PM

Hello Aroid fans!

I thought I would share a photo of my four-year-old A. konjac. A total of 62 inches tall and 60 inches accross the leaves. I have a feeling that it can't get much larger than this and I wouldn't be surprised to see it flower for the first time next year.......I can't wait. The plant is grown outside all summer long and only gets stored as a dry tuber once it has died down, which will be in about three weeks time. The plants seem to die down earlier if kept in a greenhouse. I think I will have to find a bigger pot for it next year.

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By the way, that is my cat Floyd trying to give the photo some scale. If anybody is interested I will have several spare bulbs from this plant in a few weeks time. These will be free of charge for those who pay postage.


Cheers
Andy

Edited by An D Smith, 17 October 2007 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2007 - 13:03 PM

Andy - That is a sizeable specimen!!!

If there is tuber still going spare, please let me know.

Thanks.

I have an A. titanum just putting out a new leaf and it looks as though it will be substantially larger than the previous one. :biggrin:

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 13:16 PM

Stunning plant.. thing he hasnt told us is that cats the size of a tiger :biggrin:

Oh, and if theres any more tubers i'll take one..!

Edited by wasted, 17 October 2007 - 13:17 PM.


#4 Sarra100

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 13:23 PM

Hi Andy,
I would be happy to get a spare.
Greetings
Gerd
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 13:33 PM

Hi Andy.
Can you pencil me in for a tuber if you still have one spare!
Many thanks

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:51 PM

What a monster that is :-)
Once my couple have gone over i should have some small tubers spare if your interested??
Bye for now Julian

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 20:36 PM

Holy crap!

They get that big?

My parents are gonna be soo angry in about 2 years time :vinsent:

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 00:19 AM

Hmm, my second-year konjak died back about a month ago. I must have a poke about in their pots and see how big the tubers are now.

Incidentally, I took twelve small offsets off them this spring. Three I gave to work colleagues, nine I potted up myself. All mine were going well until I went out to water them one evening and found one plant, eight empty three-inch pots and one very fat slug. So whatever your favourite anti-slug precaution is, make sure it's in place.

Cheers,
T.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 09:59 AM

Nice specimen indeed there, Andy, Floyd won't be happy being used for scale when it flowers though.

Ever wondered about the etymology?
kon'nyaku.

Cheers
Amaury

Edited by Amori, 01 November 2007 - 14:22 PM.