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Re: Initiation of Flowering in Amorphophallus

  • Subject: Re: Initiation of Flowering in Amorphophallus
  • From: "Scott Vergara" <scottvergara@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:49:18 -0700

Recently I had a conversation with someone whose name I can’t remember right now (old age I guess) who has knowledge and experience  growing A. titanium said that the biggest problem is underweight tubers resulting from too small a container size.  The tuber requires room to achieve blooming weight (as a measurement of blooming size).  IT is a big plant and when we keep in pot bound it grows well enough each year to look nice but never reaches the optimal weight to bloom.  It is our reluctance to give it the space it needs in crowded conservatories.  Give it a bigger container and encourage it to grow as Bill Weaver suggests.  Feed me Seymour


Scott Vergara 


From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Weaver, Bill
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 8:39 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Initiation of Flowering in Amorphophallus


What worked for me was feed, feed and feed. Plus bright light and a well drained soil.


Bill Weaver


From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Tom Croat
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 10:05 AM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] Initiation of Flowering in Amorphophallus

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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