Re: experiments on amorphophallus bulbs
>From the reading I have done on the members of this plant
is best to stay away from use of manure and to use a
20-30-20 fertilizer. I ave been doing this for 5 years
with good growth of the Amorphohallus. Ray Maynard
> I intend on doing some heavy fertilizing starting now [its spring
> We have a lot of Amorphophallus spp. with lost tags so hopefully with a
> season or two of tender loving care and force feeding some may flower and
> aid in identification.
> Was very pleased with the increase of size in A.konjac that was planted out
> It has been given a dose of 'Dynamic-Lifter' This is a very popular
> fertilizer here and is
> a blend of composted chicken manure and kelp meal with lots of other organic
> goodies .
> When repotting tubers I measured the diameter of tubers so as to record the
> increase .
> Will be an interesting comparison to see if increase is more dramatic if
> grown out in the ground compared with pot culture .Using same fertilizing
> methods .
> Michael Pascall