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#1 wasted

 
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:44 PM

Does anyone grow Arisaema tortuosum.. any tips..?

I grow costatum already, just looking to expand my collection and liked the look of it..

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:58 PM

yep i found it probally the easyest of the lot.
tips? have to ask an expert on that one, i grow all mine in the ground in the garden they were to much hassle in pots so i decided a few years back they could all become free range and they've never looked back

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 13:16 PM

yep i found it probally the easyest of the lot.


Thats what I like to hear!

:thanks:

Many thanks.. i'll give em a go..

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 18:53 PM

As with all Arisaemas go for the good old 'moist but free draining' combo. Oh and shade is good!

A nice sheltered spot would suit A. tortuosum... a full size plant should be in flower at 6-8ft! With a good feeding regime the tuber can swell to the size of a grapefruit in just a few years, but even a smallish tuber will flower.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 21:06 PM

Cheers Ben,

I heard your the man for all things arisaema related..

What's your 'feeding regime' may I ask?

Cheers...

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 05:33 AM

Chempac #2 at usual dosage (as per packet) once every fortnight all through the growing season.

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