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Re: Amorphophallus Titanum offset?

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus Titanum offset?
  • From: "E.Vincent Morano" <ironious2@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:17:33 -0800 (PST)

I bought one of your titans from you on eBay Jude. The extra leaf was just feeding the same corm and eventually fell off. At one point in time, I had over 100 titans that I bought from EGF Orchids. It was like $50 for 10 of them. I waited for them to go dormant and sold the dormant corms and made a killing on them. I would start bidding at 99 cents and they would often got up to $70-$80. My best customers were from Europe but I digress. What Im getting at is out of those that had 2 leaves none of them had off sets. HOWEVER a few did end up having 2 corms growing in the same pot! The seeds in those cases grew to be twins was the explanation I was given as there was supposed to be only 1 seed per pot. My seeds were collected from a wild population in their native country. At the time I did it, It was just a money making venture so I sold them all.

I refuse to participate in the recession,
Erin Vincent Morano

--- On Wed, 1/26/11, santoury@aol.com <santoury@aol.com> wrote:

From: santoury@aol.com <santoury@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Titanum offset?
To: aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 5:58 AM

The question is, where did you get the tuber? I've read a lot of controversy about some sellers selling "fake" titanums. I get mine from Tindara Orchids which is a very reputable seller.
All of mine had multiple leaves, but have not dug them up yet  -  maybe I'll find some offsets too? Who knows!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Sarine <jasondsarine@hotmail.com>
To: aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com
Sent: Sat, Jan 22, 2011 8:46 pm
Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus Titanum offset?

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.

Jason Sarine

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