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Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum on eBay

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum on eBay
  • From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 22:03:39 -0800

It is indeed quite a bit less.  I paid $200. for mine......  My titanum grows pretty easily, i grow it in my bedroom, so dont worry too much!
-Danny Wilson

>From: "Alex Burgess"
>Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>Subject: Re: [aroid-l] A. titanum on eBay
>Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 13:06:22 -1000
>
>Thank you very much!
>
>FWIW the seller, one Alasdair Macleod, a.k.a. Gothiclion1, claims
>"These leaflefts have been grown from bulbs and are therefore more
>hardy than those grown from tissue culture."  From what I have read
>of previous threads, you are the expert on this subject, so I will
>trust your view.  I already paid $40, which seems quite a bit less
>than others have asked for the titanum (and is why I purchased)
>although it could be high for a more common type.  I can't back out
>of the transaction, so I will try to grow the amorphophallus, with
>fingers and now toes crossed, and later I should be able to show a
>better picture of a more mature plant.  The plant has not yet
>arrived....
>
>Thank you again,
>
>Alex
>
>>From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)"
>>
>>They look as if they could be titanums but they are whimpy
>>specimens!
>>Normally seedlings of titanum have straight petioles with broad
>>leaflets
>>from the start. These look unhealthy with deformed leaflets and
>>petioles. It
>>might mean that they are not real titanums but it is not really
>>visible from
>>the picture. I'd be careful not to pay too much for a possible
>>disappointment.
>>
>>Cheerio,
>>Wilbert
>
>


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