Re: What amorphophallus is this?
In 1996 I germinated 20 A. titanum seeds, and all plants stayed awake for
better than 18 months, producing two, sometimes three leaves during that
period. There were no second tubers. I have talked with others who observed
identical behavior with titanum. That is, from seed multiple leaves were
very common, the oldest dying off as the new leaf was emerging.
After completing the first dormancy period, each tuber produced only one
leaf prior to dormancy. Based upon my experience with approximately 30
species of Amorphophallus, titanum appears to be the sole species that does
Regarding multiple tubers, I have yet to observe splitting or the creation
of offsets in this species.
Titan is also unusual in that it awakens when it wants to, regardless of the
season. Here we are are in the coldest month of the year in south Florida
and I have one that just awakened! Now I have to worry about cold damage and
the resulting loss of a tuber!
> I think also it can be noted that the presence of "leaves" with the infloresence could be attributed to someone leaving multiple tubers in one pot.....
> I have seen this with my own plants many times.
> email@example.com wrote:
>> It IS paeoniifolius and you can believe me: this species is known sometimes
> to produce spathes of no more than 10 cm diameter! This minimal-sized aspect
> has been named Amorphophallus bangkokensis in the past.
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>> Onderwerp: What amorphophallus is this?
>> Hi, all
>> What is this:
>> ??? Looks similar to A.paeoniifolius, but the pot seems to be too
>> small for a bloming size A.p, and the simultaneous presence of
>> leaves with the inflorescence also seems to indicate something
>> else. Or does it?
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