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Re: Cultivation of Taccarum

  • Subject: Re: Cultivation of Taccarum
  • From: Hannon <othonna@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:31:05 -0800

It looks like your mix does not dry out at all. I recommend allowing the surface of the soil to dry completely between waterings. Also, the soil in the pot should come right up to the brim so that the plant+soil does not sit so low in the pot. I have done well with this species in a mix of peat+sand+perlite. When the leaf is fully formed the plant is thirsty and dries out a lot between waterings; this does no harm and in fact may help. My plants are also pot-bound-- the largest blooming specimens are in 8" pots. Keeping plants pot-bound in general is of great benefit to a wide range of species.
I wonder if you might have here T. warmingii instead? Essentially the same culture.
Best of luck,

2011/12/3 Marek Argent <abri1973@wp.pl>
I've had Taccarum weddellianum since 2005, every year it produces a leaf and usually a "baby" tuber.
But... it doesn't grow in size almost at all, although the tuber very slowly increases, the leaf is 20-30 cm tall every year.
I use regular pot soil, and the plant is fertilized with natural biohumus.
It grows in a southern window.
When it's dormant I store it without soil in the normal room temperature.
What do I do wrong? What should I do to make it grow larger?
Here are photos of my plant:
Please help,

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