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Re: [aroid-l] Titanum at National Botanic Garden, Washinton, D.C.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Titanum at National Botanic Garden, Washinton, D.C.
  • From: "Craig Allen" callen@fairchildgarden.org
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 16:00:20 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: [aroid-l] Titanum at National Botanic Garden, Washinton, D.C.

The first A. titanum 'Mr. Stinky' that bloomed at Fairchild Tropical Garden was only 5 years old the first time it bloomed. The second 'Alice the Amorphophallus' was 6 years old. The last to bloom was 'Audrey lll' and it was 10 years old at first bloom. That of course was grown in Miami's almost tropical weather with lots of fertilizer. One common factor was that each had a tuber over 30 pounds when they first bloomed.

Atlanta Botanical Garden and Marie Selby Botanical Garden (Sarasota, Fl.) bloomed plants at 5 and 6 years old from seed. All 3 gardens had plants from the same Wilbert Hetterscheid/Dr James Symon seed collection.

Craig M. Allen
Conservatory Manager
Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables (Miami), FL 33156
Telephone: 305.667.1651, ext.3320
Fax: 305.667.6930
Email: callen@fairchildgarden.org 
Web: www.fairchildgarden.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Riley2362@aol.com [mailto:Riley2362@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 2:25 PM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Titanum at National Botanic Garden, Washinton,

Is 10-year old about the "normal" age for a first flowering of Amorphophallus 
Michael Riley in NYC
(looking at his 3 year old young'un standing 5' tall in an 8" pot, only 2' 
from the HID light and wondering when to evict the upstairs tenant.)

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