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Re: Initiation of Flowering in Amorphophallus

  • Subject: Re: Initiation of Flowering in Amorphophallus
  • From: Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 22:47:42 -0400

> I know that many of you do not actually want your plants of 
> Amorphophallus to flower

Who are those people and why are they allowed to impose their twisted 
beliefs upon their poor plants?!

Tom Croat wrote:
> Fellow Aroiders:
> My Director is anxious that we flower Amorphophallus titanum which we 
> have had here for many years. It has always been an embarrassment that 
> we, among all the institutions in the world practically, have not 
> flowered this species even though we have had the species from the 
> earliest days. Anyway, I am now asking for advice from those of you 
> who have flowered this species if you know of any way it can be 
> induced to flower. I know that many of you do not actually want your 
> plants of Amorphophallus to flower but if you have any ideas about 
> what would induce these “lazy” plants of mine to flower (short of 
> killing it) please let me know.
> Tom Croat
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