I talked to a guy on e-bay who has an 11# tuber that I assume is a konjak. He wants $100 + $29 s/h. I'm anxious to get a flowering size plant, but I'm not sure on the price, as this is the most common of Amorphos.
Argus, in my opinion that is complete silliness!!! A 3 pound to 5 pound konjac is easily blooming size and $100 for a konjac is simply ludicrous unless you simply have tons of extra money you want to spend!!! Buy a 3 pound one for $15-25 (MAX) and watch it bloom this spring (mine are all blooming now) and then have the pleasure of growing it to 5-10 pounds this coming summer....save tons of money, get a bloom and have fun growing it on.....at least that is my opinion....best of luck with your decision :o) Dan
I'm w/ Dan. For $100 bucks it better do a little dance or something in addition to blooming.
Thanks a lot!
I guess I'm just way too anxious to get a blooming size plant. I'll just be patient with the little guys I've got. Last year, I didn't know to cut off offset growth to have a large tuber, so instead of anything getting bigger, I just dug up two or three plants the size of my original one. This year I'm concentrating for maximum growth, so hopefully next year I'll have some flowering size plants.
Fertilize, fertilize, fertilize.
And, keep hitting HD, I found one w/ a huge petiole there late in the season last year for $20. Turned out it was a huge tuber and will blossom this year. Wouldn't have bought it but it was around six feet tall. Already had a few but couldn't help "freeing" the poor sucker.
My advice is stick with the ones you have... OR... by a cheap 4 incher .. something that is one or two seasons away from blooming . and Let them grow like mad until they are blooming size. Not only will it cost you much less.. But it will also feel much better to have a giant amazing flower that you grew yourself.