Re: [aroid-l] Typhonium giganteum
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Typhonium giganteum
- From: James Waddick email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 10:45:41 -0600
Anyone have any information or know some links to info on Typhonium
giganteum? I have a tuber with one rather nice leaf growing and do
not know the first thing about the plant. The tuber is about as big
as my thumb and about 6 cm in length.
I've grown this in Kansas City for about 10 years. It usually
has only a couple of leaves per tuber, The largest leaf gets to maybe
15-18 inches and doesn't emerge until very late in the year. I always
think it may have died because there's no sign of foliage until at
least July or August or later.
It blooms prior to foliage and the fruit looks like a large pale raspberry.
Largest tubers here about thumb size, but many small tubers roll
around the main plant and form a small colony. Not showy, but curious
and certainly worth growing for any aroider in a cold climate. Tony
Avent sells/sold it through Plant Delights and you'll see it
Enjoy Jim Waddick
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Zone 5 Record low -23F
Summer 100F +