Amorphophallus paeoniofolius tuber

houstonpat(9a)December 10, 2013

This year's large tuber weighs in, after some drying, at 30lbs even. Not the largest I've grown, but should make for a nice flower in the spring.

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houstonpat(9a)

side view upsidedown

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 4:59PM
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stevelau1911

I thought it was better to keep amorphophallus tubers in soil with a little bit of moisture through dormancy?

I guess I was mistaken eh. What kind of temperatures do you usually keep them in through dormancy? I'm guessing the 50-60F range sounds appropiate for 4 months.

My a titanum plants are just barely coming out of the soil from seed so I'm near where you are at.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 7:51PM
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lomodor(6)

again..wow houstonpat!!! u grow amorphs and amaryllis..
i think u are a kindred spirit..:)
my paeonifollius did ok this last season.. i dont think i had it
in large enough pot.. and i am way to stingy in fertilizing..
the petiole was good sized..its size enough to flower this spring..yea!!
?? as steve asked..do you keep your paeonifollius dry stored?? i guess u r in houston..so u do have more "natural humidity:" than most of us..utah here..
i have to dormant store my paeonofollius in just barely moist potting mix.. then pot up early spring ..when i see petiole show..then i start more watering..and fertilizing..

    Bookmark   December 10, 2013 at 8:13PM
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houstonpat(9a)

I place the large tubers in cardboard boxes in a cabinet in the house. Small tubers I submerge in milled peat moss, in a paper bag. Also in the cabinet. Temperature averages 65-72F. After removing the soil I brush them and spray them with fungicide. I have had problems leaving them in pots. Bugs and rot.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 8:06AM
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rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)

I succeeded in rotting out the first tuber of the species that I attempted several years ago, and never tried it again. I forget the specifics but I think I left it in the pot over the winter, which was probably my biggest offense. Lesson learned! Your results are an inspiration--perhaps time to try it again? Any pictures?

--Rr in CT

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:39AM
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houstonpat(9a)

This is a photo from April of 2013.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:06PM
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rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)

Wow! That's impressive!

I think this konjac aspires to being a titan? What are the dimensions of the flower?

--Rr

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:21PM
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houstonpat(9a)

This one is about 20" tall by 18" wide

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:50PM
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