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RE: [Aroid-l] Trudy the Titan is Back

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Trudy the Titan is Back
  • From: "Weaver, Bill" bill.weaver@hp.com
  • Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 10:39:13 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: [Aroid-l] Trudy the Titan is Back

Trudy was about 50 pounds when planted last year. I haven't 
weighed it since then. Most of my aroids I keep in their pots 
completely covered and slightly moist. Even though I use a very 
loose mix of 2 parts pumice to 1 part potting soil I am a bit 
paranoid about losing the titan so I vacuum the soil off the 
top of the corm so I can check its condition and re-bury it 
and start watering when it starts to sprout. 


-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of StroWi@t-online.de
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 01:05
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Trudy the Titan is Back


could you comment on the size and weight of Trudy?

>From the picture it looks like you "store" the tuber in a way that it is
not covered with substrate during dormancy.
I always thought that titan arum should be cultivated in slightly damp
soil, that means that the tuber should be covered.

Is the reason that you do it your way that the tuber can be observed
And how wet do you keep the substrate?


-----Original Message-----
> Date: Tue,  1 Aug 2006 01:28:59 +0200
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Trudy the Titan is Back
> From: "Weaver, Bill" 
> To: "Discussion of aroids" 

> After almost a year of dormancy, after last Julys blooming, 
> Trudy the titan is showing signs of life! As you can see 
> from the attached photo, the corm is not sprouting from 
> the same spot where it bloomed last year, but appears to
> have started a new growing point right next to it. (I have 
> no idea if this is normal behavior or not) Any ideas?
> Bill Weaver

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