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4+ pound Amorph. Konjac in bloom, 13 pounder will bloom soon too!


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#1 Tommyr

 
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 20:14 PM

This baby STUNK! Not as bad as I thought it would but not good either!

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Here's the 13 pounder, getting 4-5 inches taller per day!

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 21:16 PM

You grow that in your house?... you'll need a peg on your nose! :sun_bespectacled:

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 21:25 PM

You grow that in your house?... you'll need a peg on your nose! :sun_bespectacled:



LOL! Boy do I KNOW! It's too cold here for it to be outside, even though daytime temps have been in the upper 60F to low 70'sF. What great plants these are though!

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:39 AM

'Scuse my ignorance, but what is it?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:44 AM

Amorphophallus konjac. A very stinky aroid. Related to the Titam Arum (Amorphophallus titanum)

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:45 AM

'Scuse my ignorance, but what is it?

http://en.wikipedia..../Amorphophallus

They are well known for there 'stinky' bloom.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 14:47 PM

Amorphophallus konjac. A very stinky aroid. Related to the Titam Arum (Amorphophallus titanum)


Duh! Silly me. I missed the title! :blink:

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 21:15 PM

I never knew you could grow the corm outside the soil like that, very cool! I'll try that with mine next spring. Huge corm btw! Congrats

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 21:44 PM

I never knew you could grow the corm outside the soil like that, very cool! I'll try that with mine next spring. Huge corm btw! Congrats



Well, the flower period you can grow it out of soil, shortly after bloom it went in soil (big pot( then after last frost was moved outside in
bright shade for the growing season.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:12 AM

You could use that as a method of torture.
And you could use the chinese bamboo method, by letting it grow trough a preson. But, please, don't do it!


Great looking plant, why not try going for a titam arum, the biggest (I think) One!
Then you could have a real sinker!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:26 AM

You could use that as a method of torture.
And you could use the chinese bamboo method, by letting it grow trough a preson. But, please, don't do it!


Great looking plant, why not try going for a titam arum, the biggest (I think) One!
Then you could have a real sinker!



Not sure what you mean by the first comment. As for getting a Titam arum I don't have room, they get huge.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:21 PM

It doesn't matter if you didn't get my first comment. I usually spot a tonne of useless comments :)

Still, i like the idea of a Titam Arum going through the roof!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:26 AM

Amorphs are one of my favourite groups of flowers. Started collecting them a number of years back. Konjac does grow a big tuber for the size of the plant (leaf). Despite it being one of the most common in cultivation, I've never been able to get one. But I've got 8 other species so far. The biggest up to now has been A. paeoniifolius that grew to 2.27 metres. This is the flower I got from it last season.
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They're native to here, a photo of a tall one out bush.
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My A. titanum this morning, only 29 centimetres so far but gaining height rapidly.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 00:29 AM

Konjacs are readily available on eBay.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:47 AM

Still didn't see any on Ebay but someone kindly sent me some tubers so now I have another species in my collection. :good2:

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:58 AM

Still didn't see any on Ebay but someone kindly sent me some tubers so now I have another species in my collection. :good2:

There's a few on eBay AU: http://bit.ly/okDhJl

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:22 PM

Still didn't see any on Ebay but someone kindly sent me some tubers so now I have another species in my collection. :good2:


I see them on eBay almost every day. Save a search and have email on them sent to you.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 00:33 AM

Thanks, but it doesn't matter now. When I checked Ebay (Au) there weren't any shown. Meantime someone has sent me some so I have 8 now. No doubt within a year or two I'll be over run with them, just like at present with the bulbifer and paeoniifolius. Will have to set up a special (large) garden to take all the excess tubers and just let them fend for themselves. Should make an interesting sight.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 00:39 AM

Thanks, but it doesn't matter now. When I checked Ebay (Au) there weren't any shown. Meantime someone has sent me some so I have 8 now. No doubt within a year or two I'll be over run with them, just like at present with the bulbifer and paeoniifolius. Will have to set up a special (large) garden to take all the excess tubers and just let them fend for themselves. Should make an interesting sight.



Great! Have FUN with them! GREAT plants! Mine did real well this year!