>These Amorphophallus are the most amazing plants....
>For instance.... I have an A. parvulus that is extreemly difficult to
>grow... last year, I did not repot it for fear of disturbing the plant....
>It is in a one gallon black nursery pot. This spring, it put up a small
>petiole in the middle of the top of the pot... I said to myself...."Self,
>you have it for at least one more year." Then, a week or so later.... It
>put out another petiole... But, this time it came out the hole that is on
>the side of the pot at the bottom!!!!! In a couple of weeks, it produced
>another petiole out THE SAME hole.... In a couple of weeks... yep,
>another petiole.... BUT, from the hole in the BOTTOM of the pot... right
>in the middle of the bottom of the pot.... In a couple weeks additional...
>There is another petiole.... but, this time it is in the normal place....
>right beside the first one coming out of the top of the pot....
>Is this strange or what?
>Now, to start some discussion.... Do you think I should leave the five
>petioles as they are or try to cut the pot away and repot each one...
>Remember, this is an extreemly difficult one to grow and it is doing so
>well and the petioles are all healthy?
>What do you think?
Well, you know, sometimes, I've decided that the plant knows best and I
just let it do its thing unless there is some compelling reason for
disturbing/repotting/moving it. I say this not from a particularly "aroid"
point of view, but just generally horticultural. It's not always an easy
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