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    Need input for Amorphophallus konjac

    I received an Amorph corm a few months back post flowering from Frankie (Thanks again!). It grew it's leaves and kept them for a while and now they've all yellowed. What is the next step? Do I leave it in it's pot? The corm has grown and is pushing out the sides of the pot so this obviously screams 'repot' to me. Or should I unpot it and treat it like a potato by letting it sit out for a while? What kind of soil would I use if I repot?
    Thanks!

    ---------- Post added 09-03-2009 at 12:25 PM ---------- Previous post was 09-02-2009 at 11:03 AM ----------

    I've found a couple useful site but i'm still interested in hearing from others

    http://www.growingwithplants.com/200...llus-bulb.html
    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...210120147.html
    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...440232009.html

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    I had better luck with unpotting it, when it went dormant, then keeping it is a cool, dark, dry place until it starts to grow again. I tried to overwinter one in a pot that was kept too wet and the tuber rotted by the time the next growing season came around.

    Good luck, they are fun plants to grow.

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    Unpot, dry out and stick it on a shelf in the house until spring. Mine are all still growing here. How cold is it getting there now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyr View Post
    Unpot, dry out and stick it on a shelf in the house until spring. Mine are all still growing here. How cold is it getting there now?
    Ok, thanks for the help, that's exactly what I did, unpotted and stuck it dry on a shelf. It had divided and thrown out a smaller corm which I split as well.

    As for temps I grew this one indoors all this year simply because I knew nothing about it but the nights indoors are around 75 and outdoors mid 50s. After doing a bit of research I'm planning on sticking both outside next year.

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    I recently purchased a Amorph. Konjac off e-bay.
    I'm not sure what I've been sold.
    All the foliage is purple fading to pink, stem and all.
    Also, along with it's foliage is a feather-duster like flower thing.
    Amorphophalus are supposed to be aroids with a spathe/spadix inflorescence. I'm truly confused.

    Anyone have some info to bestow upon me?
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    Here's mine as of 2-3 months ago. Those links I posted above have a decent amount of information. Do not keep too wet and fertilize at will during the growing season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justjack View Post
    I recently purchased a Amorph. Konjac off e-bay.
    I'm not sure what I've been sold.
    All the foliage is purple fading to pink, stem and all.
    Also, along with it's foliage is a feather-duster like flower thing.
    Amorphophalus are supposed to be aroids with a spathe/spadix inflorescence. I'm truly confused.

    Anyone have some info to bestow upon me?
    Post a photo of it.
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