Soil conditions of the Amorphophallus decus-silvae habitat ?
does someone know the exact type of
soil Amorphophallus decus-silvae habitat?
I grow two
genotypes originating from seeds Troy Davis aka
http://www.sumatraflora.com/ (or now
since Troy does not run the shop anymore) sold to someone in Germany in
A friend got he following information directly from
"Decus-silvae all came from Gunung Halimun in West
Java, the only location for this plant asfar as I am aware.
are from around 300m altitude, not very far (approx 50km) from Pelabuhan
Ratuon the south coast."
So, would someone know the soil
A friend who has trouble growing vegetatively propagated
plants of my genotypes has in mind that he read somewhere that d-s grows
on limestone born soil.
Can someone confirm this?
would it indicate that d-s needs a lot of Ca-carbanate / limestone in an
optimal potting mix?
Would a higher pH be good?
has to be mentioned that my friend with troubles growing d-s uses
reverse osmosid water (RO water) plus a good horticultural
Another thing he noticed is that decus-silvae and
gigas as well tend to wilt rather soon when grown in full sun (inside a
So he grow both species now at a norhtern widow sill with
allmost no direct sun light at all.
Happy growing, Bernhard.
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