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    Hello! I was traded this tuber over the winter and was told it was likely either konjac or bulbifer... Anyway, it doesn't seem to have grown much this summer so I'm wondering if this amount of growth is normal? Also, does it look good? It kinda looks yellowish to me. Just trying to make sure it has a good summer growth before winter comes around so I have a good chance of getting to grow it for more years.
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    Wow, I think maybe it's just getting blasted by more sun than it needs and that made it short & stout. Mine used to grow real long and get all twisted cos they will bend and twist to follow the sun across the sky during the day.

    Do you ever fertilize it? Might just need a good feeding.

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    It is definitely in strong sun, gets all day except for the latest of afternoon/evening. I have not fertilized it, any fertilizer in specific?
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    I only use Grow More (on my Neps, utrics, orchids, houseplants, etc.) but anything that would be gentle should be OK.

    This is the one I use: http://www.amazon.com/Grow-More-5270...ords=grow+more

    I use 1/2 teaspoon per gallon

    If you get Grow More try and find a silica packet to toss in the jar to keep it from turning into a blue brick. Without a packet it goes hard in a year or so, with a packet it never seems to turn into a clump. had my current jar with a silica packet for about 3+ years and it's still loose.

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    Great, thanks for the info. Do you use it for every watering? I assume yes, since you talk about the mixture but not frequency. Also thanks for the silica trick!
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    I try to remember to do it every two weeks, so that would be like every 4th watering since I seem to water about twice a week.

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    Ok cool. Thanks for the help. Would you suggest I move it closer to the house or next to a bush to get a shorter day or something? I gave a quick search for posts with photos of yours and couldn't find any... I'd love to see some if you have photos sitting around. =)
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    Anyone know how quickly their larger cousins grow?

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