RE: A. bulbifer

Dear Rand,

Bulbifer is a most helpful species in pushing its pink nose up the
moment it wants to be planted. Same thing for the bulbils. They may
start showing one or more small, active buds when they want to be


> ----------
> From: 	Rand Nicholson[]
> Reply To:
> Sent: 	vrijdag 13 maart 1998 16:33
> To:
> Subject: 	Re: A. bulbifer
> Hi All:
> My Amorph bulbifer (thanks Wilbert) has just gone down after a seven
> month
> run. This is the first time I have grown one and it came up from a
> rather
> featureless 2.5 cm teardrop shaped tuber. The tuber now looks like a
> "normal" Amorph tuber, round and fat, with a relatively large main
> growing
> point and several smaller pup bumps ringing the main one.  Living up
> to its
> name, it produced an odd, warty looking 1.5 cm tuber at the top of its
> stem
> and, except for the attachment scar, damned if I know which end is up.
> I
> have now seen three distinctly different versions of a bulbifer tuber,
> all
> from the same plant. Just when I think that I am getting used to the
> weirdness of Amorph behaviour ... (I have a [now some] psycho konjac
> that
> rarely behaves the same way two seasons running)
> My question is: How long a rest period does bulbifer need before it
> starts
> up again and when should I plant the new leaf offset and expect it to
> sprout? Okay, that's _two_ questions ...
> Kind Regards,
> Rand
> Rand Nicholson
> New Brunswick
> Maritime Canada, Z 5b
> <>

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