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Re: experiments on amorphophallus bulbs

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: experiments on amorphophallus bulbs
  • From: r.e.maynard@att.net
  • Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 09:37:22 -0500 (CDT)

>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
> down-under]
> 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

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