lol, yeah. Probably, also to make it easier to collect the pollen and to pollinate.
Ok, perhaps I should wait until I have a greenhouse to keep one of these. Oh well.
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Sure you can ... If you enjoy looking at a pot of dirt over the winter. . As was mentioned, they are winter dormant. Works well for me that way as does not take up much room over the winter. I just dig up the corm, let it dry off, brush off all the dirt and remove the shriveled roots, and plop it in an open box that I then leave in a closet/laundry room. Requires zero attention until I pot it up in the spring.
Very easy grower, IME. Won't bloom until corm gets softball sized or bigger which can take years, but I grow it for its foliage. If grown in full sun, get a much shorter (but very sturdy) leaf than what Hawken mentioned. Corms offset easily too. If you get a konjac, don't spend a lot. For that matter, I'll probably have offsets available this fall. Don't know whether I'll use them as trade fodder, or giveaways, or next year's NASC auction.
Yes. Allows the activity of the flies (its pollinators) to be viewed and broadcast.
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For they are the ones who let in the light."