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#1 jeff 1

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

Bonjour

for these 2 genus what substrate use you ?


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Posted 12 December 2011 - 23:04 PM

Hi,
I use two parts John Innes No3/ one part corse grit-and sit the tubers on a little bed of sand to help prevent rotting. I feed every other watering in summer.
Hope this helps'
James


Bonjour

for these 2 genus what substrate use you ?


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 16:22 PM

Hi,
I use two parts John Innes No3/ one part corse grit-and sit the tubers on a little bed of sand to help prevent rotting. I feed every other watering in summer.
Hope this helps'
James



merci

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 15:27 PM

I am just about to plant my bulbs out. I am thinking of going 100% leaf mould for a change.
Would that be suitable for them to grow in?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:52 AM

Bonjour

actually I use an horticultural compost, simply .

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 00:24 AM

It can be variable depending on which species. I don't have Sauromatum but I have one Dracontium and 9 different Amorphophallus. Generally just leaf mould wouldn't have a good balance of nutrients. Mine are in a heavier soil with a lot of organic matter. The A. titanum have a courser medium with better drainage.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 19:25 PM

Hi everyone

I'v done very well using a mix of 50% JI no 3 and 50% multi purpose compost and then I mix in some perlite and sand until it looks about right!!

Question to all.... What the biggest anyones managed to grow a amorphophallus saurmatum (voodoo lily) to, Leaf size/hight and weight of bulb?

Thanks James

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 23:24 PM

I'm using peat and perlite for all my Amorphophallus, much the same as I do for CPs :P

Question to all.... What the biggest anyones managed to grow a amorphophallus saurmatum (voodoo lily) to, Leaf size/hight and weight of bulb?


No experience with saurmatum, but I remember reading somewhere that A. titanum could grow over 6m tall and over 60kg for the tuber. I think A. gigas may be slightly taller, but not heavier.