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Re: [aroid-l] Ebay titanum

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Ebay titanum
  • From: "Susan Cooper" <coops@execpc.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 13:08:33 -0500

Did you buy it Berhard?
Although I can't see the picture of the plant well, I would guess it is 
NOT.  Titanums usually have such bright green petioles you can spot 
them right off.  I may be wrong, of course!
I haven't grown titanums very successfully, but my 2nd and third leaves 
that come up are usually in the middle of the pot and not around the 
edges.  Also, the tuber looks like it might have an offset coming off 
the right side.? Hard to tell.
It is too hard to ID from leaf, but I had a koratensis that looked like 
that once...
PS here is the translation from Altavista's Babelfish.  They have a 
cool toolbar that you can add right to the toolbar on your browser 
window.  Any time you need a translation you just click a button (no 
Dutch though).  As you laugh about the translation, remember it is by a 
computer, it is enough to give you the idea of what was said....

Titanenwurz ? Amorphophallus titanum ?echte tuber
They offer here on a tuber of the genuine Titanenwurz, to the largest 
flower world-wide. The Titanenwurz is exclusively resident on Sumatra 
one of the most spectacular features of the plant world and. The plant 
drives an enormous handle from a tuber heavy up to 75 kilograms and 
branches out up to three sheet whisks. The appearance resembles then a 
tree. Handle and bypasses are greenish with rosa Sprenkeln. However 
this colour in connection with the stature form is unique. Both the 
height of the handle and the width of the crown can reach 6 meters. If 
the plant comes to flowering, the bloom diameter can amount to 1.50 
meters with a height of over 3 meters. In some cases the bloom in 
botanischen gardens was to be admired.

I could see this rare and impressing nature play twice in the palm 
garden Frankfurt/M..

I hold my plant in the third year. At first it was in a pot with 
approx.. 20 cm diameters. The handle was approx.. 50 cm highly and the 
sheet whisks had a diameter of approx.. 50 cm. Last year was the handle 
approx.. 120 cm highly and likewise the diameter of the sheet whisk. 
When I wanted to umtopfen the tuber now in January, I had to out-get a 
problem her from the 33-cm excavator bucket. The plastic pot had proper 
outward deformed. When it then nevertheless outside was, I could 
determine a diameter of 25 cm with a weight of well 6 kilograms. The 
sprout is already present.

On one of the three pictures you see my plant in the mentioned 
excavator bucket with the trunk and sheet whisk last year in the summer 
beside to 10-litres a watering can. In the other picture you see the 
tuber of this plant one week ago in the comparison beside a 12-Liter 
bucket. Before it on the white sheet paper lies the tuber on that you 
to offer can. It has a diameter of 5-6 cm. From this tuber last year 
grew already a plant with a height of approx.. 30 cm. Although it was 
still relatively small, it had already exactly the typical 
characteristics of an attained full growth copy. The offered tuber 
shows already a sprout. The frontispiece shows the gigantic bloom in 
the botanischen garden Bonn. Besides visitor stands.

The care is a further surprise, since I possess no greenhouse and the 
plant in a warm region am resident actually. I hold the plant in the 
summer in the free one in the pot with plentifully water and nutrient 
gifts (none would be astonished-eat) and protect it against all too 
sharp sun. As soon as it becomes correctly cold in the autumn, I place 
it in the house and let the plant in the area kept at a moderate 
temperature dry and/or draw in. An exact caring can be provided when 
desired. This deviates naturally from that, which finds for the 
attitude in the tropical greenhouse application, substantially. 

Many interesting references and sensational pictures over this plant 
one can regard by InterNet of the botanischen garden Bonn. I can 
communicate InterNet sides on request one in 2003 78 kg a heavy tuber 
there pulled. The bloom was 274 cm highly and thus world record.

Since it concerns a private sales, the adhesion is your-genuinly 
impossible after new. Ebay fees go to my loads, the pure postage costs 
(packages or insured package) carry the buyer. The dispatch takes place 
immediately after receipt 

Much success when offering and you look at yourselves also my other 
auctions and my evaluations

> Hi Amorphophiles,
> what do you think about the titanum that was sold via ebay Germany a
> few days ago?
> See:
> http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item#75237501&category 
> Have a close look at the small leaves beside the big petiole and the
> shape of the big leaf.
> Good growing,
> Bernhard.
> Dollbergen, Germany
> approx. zone 6/7...................and 17 °C/ 62 °F right now 22:40 h
> on Feb 4th - normally the coldest month of the year

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