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Re: RIP my Titanums :(

Hi Neil,

sorry to read about loosing your titanums.

I made the experience too and had to learn that especially small tubers are hardly to rescue once they start to rot; the cut surface after cleaning is probably too large in relation to the small tuber's volume.

Low temperatures ( < 20 °C / 68 °F) during dormancy are probably very critical, too.

And keeping titanum totally dry during dormancy might make them prone to rotting, too.

Do a search for : Amorphophallus storage

at this page:


where some of the older recommendations for storing Amorphophallus species were updated.

And don't worry about the prices of the big titanums at ebay; just wait for smaller ones....

Happy growing,


-----Original Message-----
> Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 19:07:54 +0200
> Subject: [Aroid-l] RIP my Titanums :(
> From: Neil Gordon <gneil23@yahoo.co.uk>
> To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>


Hi all,

They had all been sitting dormant for the last 3 - 5 months in soil which was not wet, maybe too dry, I hadnt watered the pots since dormancy, in fact Ive kept these in exactly the same conditions (I will admid here, not ideal) since I germinated them back in August 2004 and not had one single problem with them.
Looking at the price of some of the A Titanum tubers that went on ebay recently, I wont be able to replace them any time soon either!   :(

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