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bad news for titanum

Posted by patusho25 z11 Mexico (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 2, 09 at 4:02

while out of town, the person I told to water my 13" tall Amorph. titanum just didnt do so (its two stems coming from the same tuber, actually, though one is only 8" tall). its completely yellow and still has some turgency. didnt bend since its staked. I watered inmediatly since the sphagnum peat moss + perlite mix was rock hard. its moist now. low is 15C, max is 33C.

will a 13" titanum still has chances of resprouting?. resume watering till stems actually rot?. may be going dormant so no more water? any clue is apreciated.


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RE: bad news for titanum

Likely just went dormant....easy enough to check the tuber to see if it is still OK. Why did you have it staked just out of curiosity?? I've never seen a reason to stake an Amorph.

On a different note: Do you know any nurseries there in Mexico that can legally ship Dracontium soconuscum to the U.S. since these are from tropical southern Mexico?? I would love to give this species a try if I can get some decent size tubers imported......for whatever reason I have a tough time with little bitty offsets.

Best of luck with the titanum :o) Dan

RE: bad news for titanum

thanks dan. will cross my fingers. staked it back when it was hurricane season. dont know any nurseries of that kind.


RE: bad news for titanum

My titanum goes semi-dormant in the winter. Since I grow my amorphophallus' outside I normally provide support, as during thunderstorms strong blasts of wind have snapped petiols and seriously leaned them over in the past. A 6 ft. tall A. paeoniofolius(sp) with an 6-8' wingspan on a 3-4" dia stem is kinda an unstable structure.

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