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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.


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.


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..!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 13:23 PM

Hi Andy,
I would be happy to get a spare.

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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.


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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?


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