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Aroids: My Amorph. Konjac is blooming....PEEYOU!

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 13, 2010
7:52 AM

Post #7625769

Well she's blooming! The smell isn't as bad as I thought it would be but it's still not pleasant!

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 13, 2010
7:53 AM

Post #7625772

A closer peek:

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bwilliams
Louisville, KY

March 13, 2010
8:53 AM

Post #7625899

I think she maybe a he LOL.

You should get 2 to 3 days of smell out of her.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 13, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #7625906

Thanks. I think! LOL! Great color on these!
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

March 13, 2010
5:08 PM

Post #7626913

Still waiting for mine to germinate, but they're definitely going to be outdoor plants.

And tthe form sort of reminds me of A. galbra.

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katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2010
11:28 PM

Post #7640065

Awesome. Inside? You are brave.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 19, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #7640187

Not sure about the brave part! The smell wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It wasn't GOOD but not all that strong to me.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 19, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #7640816

That's what I've heard - still, with its reputation, you don't know what you're in for. Do you have flies beating on your windows?
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 19, 2010
6:06 PM

Post #7641720

My 13 pounder is going to bloom next! No mercy for me I guess. Just realized it today.

Photo shortly...
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 19, 2010
11:41 PM

Post #7642415

Holy cow . . .
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 20, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #7643703

Here's the 13 pounder, shot yesteday. She's growing 3 inches tall per day:

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tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 20, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #7643704

The inside of the 4 pounder:

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tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

March 20, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #7644005

Those Amorphs can really put on growth when they want to. I recorded these rates of growth at various different times for my largest paeoniifolius this season:

52 cms (20.5 inches) in 3 days

4.5 cms (1.8 inches) 9PM to 4 AM

6.5 cms (6.5 inches) morning to evening

But when it stopped, it definitely stopped, at 2.27 metres (89.4 inches). It's been sitting at that height for nearly 3 months now and still looking good. It's going to be interesting to see the size of tuber it's producing.

This is it after reaching its peak, beginning of January:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=7418969

RachelLF

RachelLF

March 20, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7644167

tommyr2006, I have enjoyed viewing the bloom from your Konjac. Do you grow them in the ground as well in your zone?

Tropic, has your A.paeoniifolius produced a bloom yet? I see that there are none to view in plantfiles. Nice plant and a fast growing one at that with your recorded growth rate's.

Although this plant is not in the Amorphophallus genus, it's still just as beautiful to view.

Typhonium venosum.

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katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 20, 2010
7:48 PM

Post #7644260

These are so exotic looking. I love them!! A friend gave me a small amorphophallus 'konjac', but I didn't protect it well enough and lost it over a particularly nasty winter. As soon as I figure out the logistics, I'll try one again.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

March 21, 2010
5:30 AM

Post #7644805

Rachel,
I grow them in large pots. I may have to make a large box for the 13 pounder this spring though. The ground here is heavy in clay so drainage isn't good at all.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

March 22, 2010
4:33 AM

Post #7647194

Rachel, I used to only have the one large A. paeoniifolius which flowered regularly without being looked after. But tree roots got into the pot and last wet season ended too quickly so the plant finished its cycle early. When I took the tuber out it had shrunk a lot. So this season I gave it and some others a lot of attention and they've responded. Next season I'm hoping for lots of flowers again.

I like Typhoniums too, I have at least two species growing naturally on my place.

I had two seeds of A. konjac sent to me but they've been in a pot about 6 weeks and still no sign of growth. They were supposed to be a bit old, guess maybe too old.

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