Re: Amorphophallus Titanum offset?
general opinion is that titanum doesn't grow offsets.
I am not sure, if I read it right, but I found this
already some time ago:
"Since 2001, the
plant in sunny conditions, named 'Hyperion,' has thrown off some smaller
cited from: http://plantphys.info/greenhouse/titan2007.shtml
If that titan really grows offsets, it's at least a
very rare trait in titanum.
Maybe we get
> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 02:46:56 +0100
Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Titanum offset?
> From: Jason
Well here is some food for thought. I dug up
one of my titanums that was going dormant to repot today and imagine my
surprise when I found a second smaller tuber alongside the main one. It
had a small second leaf all summer but I imagined it was just feeding
the main tuber as I thought they did not divide or offset, but here we
are. Now I pose this question. The seller I bought these from grows
their stock from seed. Could some genetic diversity have actually
created an offsetting titantum? I guess another growing season is in
order to see if it holds this trait. Bye now.
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