Re: Amorphophallus konjac


If you can raise konjac in Tucson, I should be able to in El Paso, which
has a similar climate. Would appreciate information on your regimen, either
via private email or to the list, as you consider appropriate.

Clark Weston  <bk161@rgfn.epcc.edu>
----------
Jared wrote: 
> I wouldn't say that A. konjac minds summer heat too much. At least not
here
> in Tucson. I have several thriving plants and a few more people I know
have
> some as well.
> 
> Jared R. Shortman
> jared@tucsongrowers.com
> Tucson Growers
> www.tucsongrowers.com
> (520) 882-7060
> 2509 N. Campbell #338
> Tucson, AZ 85719
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dewey Fisk <plantnut@shadow.net>
> To: jared@libcong.com <jared@libcong.com>
> Date: Monday, June 29, 1998 9:21 PM
> Subject: Re: Amorphophallus konjac
> 
> 
> >Luis,
> >Sorry, I have some bad news for you...  Amorphophallus konjac will not
grow
> >for us here in S. Florida.  It is too hot in the winter time...  and
> >possibly in the summer.  It needs a rest period that is much cooler than
we
> >can normally provide.  I have been told to keep the tubers in the
> >refrigerator here during the winter....
> >
> >As far as the potting media for any Amorphophallus, the best, for my
> >growing conditions, is a light epiphytic mix and a fertilizer with a high
> >middle number.  I use 1/3 peat, 1/3 perlite and 1/3 composted pine bark
> >which is available from V-J Growers in Homestead and Universal
Enterprises
> >in Pompano.
> >
> >I have an A. konjac that was given to me several years ago.  The tuber
was
> >over 8 inhes across.  Each year the tuber gets smaller and smaller and
this
> >last year, it was only as large as the end of my thumb.  It did not come
> >up.
> >
> >Sorry to give you the bad news....
> >Dewey
> >
> >Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
> >THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE
> >Your Source for Tropical Araceae
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 





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