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Re: link on stinky plant

hum... for whatever reason, the snurl claims I do not
have permission to view...

If someone gets thru, please email me (off list) the
actual link.


--- Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net> wrote:

> You're nowhere as far behind in reading this list as
> I am, Ceres:-)
> Well, voodoo lily is a common name for at least 3
> genera of aroids:
> Sauromatum guttatum, now Typhonium venosum, 
> Synonyms: Arum cornutum,
> S. venosum;
> Amorphophallus - any one of about 200 species - all
> from mostly
> tropical climates;
> Dracunculus vulgaris (AKA Arum dracunculus)
> I have lost Sauromatum in the garden; have one
> Dracunculus that's
> hanging in outside in the garden - so one is hardy
> for me and the
> other isn't quite tho' I do know Sauromatum is hardy
> in Holland and
> slightly south of me.  Have not tried overwintering
> either of these
> inside but would hazard a guess that they would take
> cooler dormant
> temperatures and may not want to get completely dry
> since they can
> overwinter outside in the garden....won't swear to
> this, however:-)
> I grow 4 different Amorphophallus species - one in
> the ground (A.
> konjac) and 3 in pots - A. bulbifer, A.
> paeoniifolius and A. dunnii. 
> All are overwintered in their pots; allowed to go
> dry but kept in the
> laundry room where daytime temps approach 68-70F.  I
> have read posts
> on Aroid-L from those who remove the tubers from
> their pots and keep
> dry in the house on shelves, desks or hung in net
> bags on the theory
> that the pots don't dry out well enough and the
> tubers may rot if
> they don't, as mature tubers from the most common
> species need to be
> kept dry in dormancy.  Immature tubers and those
> that make long
> skinny tubers need to be kept just damp or they will
> desiccate.
> Your donor said he'd potted bulblets - well, a.
> bulbifer makes these
> at the junctures of the leaf blade, so I wonder if
> that's what you've
> got?  Did it have a marvelously patterned stem as
> well as a very neat
> leaf?  http://snipurl.com/kcqd
> So, in answer to your question, if your voodoo is an
> Amorphophallus,
> the temp. under your stairs would be the only issue.
>  If it stays 50F
> or above they'd be fine there; if it gets colder you
> need to shift
> the pot upstairs to some corner where it's warmer. 
> If it's one of
> the others, it would probably be fine.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
> Shadyside Garden Designs
> ----------
> > From: Cersgarden@aol.com
> > I am a bit behind but   your conversation
> regarding stinky plants
> reminded me 
> > of a plant a gentleman gave me this past summer
> that he called
> Voodoo Lily.   
> > The foliage is stunning and I loved it in his
> garden.   He gave me
> a pot of 
> > what I think he said were bulblets that he had
> potted. He said they
> were not 
> > hardy for him so I left them in the pot, let the
> foliage die off &
> stored them 
> > in the basement under the stairs as I do my
> Eucomis, Sprekelia,  
> Zephyranthes, 
> > etc.   Think this was a good choice?
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