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#1 Gubbtjuven

 
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 16:36 PM

Hello,

I'v been thinking about giving these plants a try next year. My plan is to keep them in an unheated greenhouse, but how do I do when the winter approach?
Are there some hardy species that survive freeze, or must they be kept at warmer temperatures?

/Alfred

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 16:43 PM

it depends on the genus and species. many Arisaema for example prefer frost free. there are lots of hardy aroids too.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 21:56 PM

My bad Stephen, I forgot to specify that i meant species from the Amorphophallus genus.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 23:06 PM

I only grow A.konjac and A.bulbifer from this genus. A.konjac needs to be kept dry and frost-free. A.bulbifer not so sure, still young seedlings, I suspect a bit warmer...

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 13:33 PM

I dig my Konjacs up in fall before first frost and dry and clean them off. They get stored indoors in a cool place. No need to cover them with anything, just sit them on a shelf/table!

GREAT plants!

This I dug up a few weeks ago, it was tennis ball sized when I planted it this past spring:

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#6 Gubbtjuven

 
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 22:08 PM

Thanks for your advises!
Seems like the winterstorage ain't that big of a problem then :)
I quess I will give them a try next season then. Whats the best place to get hold of some?
I read in the other threads it's quite common on ebay.

/Alfred