Is anyone else growing Amorphophallus konjac? I just got one off ebay (about 2 seasons from blooming size) it will come next week. This species is said to make a 6 foot tall purple/black spathe & spadix!
It is supposed to go dry in dormancy, is it better to dig it up and put it in a bag with nearly dry LFS or just let the pot stay completely dry except for an occasional watering? If it's dormant I would assume there would be no harm in storing it like a bulb of any other plant. However I've read it has contractile roots (like titanum) to raise and lower itself under the soil to a preffered position, are these kind of roots still active in dormancy? If so, it wouldn't be a true dormancy would it?
When it is in growing mode as it is now should I water it like a nep flood & flush twice a week or only once per week or less? I've heard rot is common and I'd like to try and avoid any mistakes with a plant such as this.
Thanks for any thoughts!