Re: Amorphophallus konjac


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
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>
>
>




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