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#1 gardenofeden

 
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:01 PM

looks like the tubers are finally big enough!
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:24 PM

Really nice one.

Best regards,
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:17 AM

Wow! :shock: :tu:

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:54 AM

Wonderful

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:26 AM

Thats really nice!

Can I ask what you are using for media?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 17:29 PM

I use my own mix of equal parts (peat-free) bark-based potting compost and sterilised topsoil, equivalent to a "John Innes" mix, with a gravel top dressing

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 18:25 PM

Thankyou for the the info.

I've been using john innes with perlite 70/30ish. I think I will try less perlite this year, and fertilise more. I keep having the bigger bulbs make lots of offshoot bulbs, and not grow much in size themselves.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 18:29 PM

Nice konjac, looking good!! Mine flowered last year It was six feet tall and very very smelly

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 18:42 PM

Very nice, Stephen! Post a pic when it's fully out.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 20:01 PM

Hi All,
here is my first flower, just over now.
the flower is almost as spectacular as the eye-watering stench!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 21:04 PM

In the first photo it looks almost iridescent.

And I'm sure that the smell isn't that bad :sick:

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 18:33 PM

Hi gardenofeden and Dicon
After flowering konjac's tend to send up two growing points producing two leaves and two bulbs at the end of the growing season, but doing two bulbs means they will be much smaller! If you're after nice big flowering size bulbs I would recommend cutting of the secondary growing point as soon as u can.
Happy growing Jim

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 19:31 PM

Amorphophallus konjac flower,now opened, it's about 32" high and smells like a 2 week old dead badger!. The dog agrees, likes the smell, then tried to rub it all over himself! Very dark in colour, much darker than other examples I have seen photos of.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 20:28 PM

Fabulous colour!!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:14 AM

nice flower to look at,glad we cant experience the smell though.
Dicon, that's a big ammonite? do you collect?
ada

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

Its a nice flower.
It will take aboute 4 a 5 years before mine will flower tough.
But i love the colour of that one!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

nice flower to look at,glad we cant experience the smell though.
Dicon, that's a big ammonite? do you collect?
ada


I'm not an avid collector, but I do have a few nice bits, sting ray, marine reptile, fircone, and some good trilobites and irridescent ammonites, a few fish, etc.
Prices of the good stuff has got a bit silly.........or at least outgrown my wallet!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 20:54 PM

Lovely dark flower, looks great!!

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:51 AM

had to move it outside as the smell has become unbearable!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 21:21 PM

Amazing looking where can you buy these