I have a little problem and I hope someone can answer a couple of
Mobile, Alabama, was the host city for the Southern Plant Conference a few
weeks ago. I was not able to attend, but a friend told me there was an
Amorphophallus gigas in the silent auction. Well, I managed to win it for
25 bucks so I has pretty happy with that.
To my horror she brought me what appears to be konjac, with 2
leaves about 6 inches tall in a one gallon pot . BTW, I've been
digging up konjac in my garden and throwing them away, if anyone wants
any. I have to admit that the pictures on the Am gigas page do seem to
look like giant konjac. The leaves have died down (just like my konjacs
are starting to do) so I dumped out the pot to find 2 tubers about 1 inch across
with 3 stolons each.
So, does a young gigas look like konjac? Does gigas spread by stolons
or is it solitary? I figure I already know the answer to these questions,
but want to be certain before I contact the person/arboretum who
provided the plant.
Mobile, AL zn 8b