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Repotting Amorphs?

Posted by Woodnative 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 30, 05 at 8:20

Is it ok to repot Amorphophallus at this time of year? This is my first experience with these interesting gems...two small konjacs and a large (but not yet flowering size) A. madagascariensis (sp?). In any case, I have a feeling they could use a larger pot than what I gave them. Is it safe to move them to a large pot, with minimal root disturbance?? The A. madag.. is in an 8" pot, the small konjacs in 4 and 5" pots.

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RE: Repotting Amorphs?

Hi, As long as the pot was atleast 2x the diameter of the tubers they should be OK and it might be best not to disturb. However, I have repotted after they were in full leaf before.....just carefully untangle a couple of root so that they reach into the new soil and you'll be transplanting anything else in my experience. Best of luck :o) Dan

RE: Repotting Amorphs?

I do it whenever I see that a root ball is getting too large for the container I started it in. Generally you can tell this when it is growing out the bottom. Some of the species produce a large volume of roots plus runners with offsets. they will probably not like being disturbed but we do it with evrything you buy at a nursery for your garden. Remember, it is just a plant.

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