What is "Pine Soil Conditioner" mentioned on the NS exotics site? I've never heard of that.
My Amorphophallus tubers always rotted in peat + perlite. If I get anymore I'm going to go light on the peat and ensure very good drainage probably 50% Napa grit and 50% peat clods. My Sinningia and Scilla bulbs seems to be doing good with this kind of mix.
What I hate about Amorphos is their strong attraction to light. One friend who came over years ago said of the Amorphos on the patio "what are they all pointing at?"