Here's a link to some photos I took of "Tiffy" at Cal State Fullerton
Great shots Larry!
Any idea what the bulb weighed or what it's diameter was when it bloomed? I see this is not as huge as they can get (younger bulb I assume) but a nice houseplant size!
i have one of these plants amorphophallus titanum its a young plant maybe 3 years old. ITs about 3 feet tall.
Heres last years picture
~Brandon~ aka ~Carnivorkid~
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Thanks Larry! 18" is still a pretty massive bulb! I recently planted a huge bulb of Arisaema griffithii var. Pradhanii (about 7-8" across) but it seems to be stalled, have you got any experience with this one? Any idea on if it needs heat or cool to fully break dormancy?
Hey that's great BigCPK! One thing I would like to know is how do you grow yours when they're taller so they stand upright? My other amorphos (which appear roughly the size as yours) bend towards the light. My smaller ones fit under lights and grow straight but I hate the bendy snake shaped stems!
edit-I just saw the stick in your pot! Does this keep them straight with a 45* angled light source?
Well, I'll be da**ed. I guess you can;t take a professors word for everything now can you? I asked about it being a fungus since thats what I heard it was, and she told me it was an epiphyte like orchids, she knew I was into orchids. Now it turns out it is parasitic, or atleast partialy in most species, and totaly in some. Interesting. My appologies to everyone who I said it was not parasitic too. I just went and looked it up myself LOL.
Now tothe subject of the Amorphophallus titanum. I would love to get ahold of one of these plants and flower it, but my por little greenhouse couldn;t accomidate a full grown plant, and why grow a plant that once it gets adult size you couldn't care for it? GL to those that are trying though. Maybe one day I will have a GH big enough! It is an awsome plant though.
I haven't got a greenhouse either but I intend to get some someday when I'm able to move outta this condo and get an old farmhouse but until then Amorphos (and other big plants) make fine houseplants. I Scored mine off ebay about $25 each (+ shipping) for seedlings.
Here's my Amorphophallus hewittii (i.e. Bornean titanum):
Plenty of time to get those greenhouses setup!
LOL *I hear ya! *I want a few green houses myself. *But would need to invest in a special one that would be tall enough to house that monster once it does get large! *Good luck and it looks like its doing very well. *I may have to hollar at you about some of those one day!
I saw the fullerton one AFTER it flowered... it looks so plain its hard to guess it could make that flower.
Both mistletoe and Rafflesia are definite parasites, the main difference is mitletoe has stems and leaves with rootlike structures(mycelium like) in the host plant whereas Rafflesia has no stems, no leaves just the roots inside the host.