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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Amorphophallus

23 June 2010 12:19:20
Amorphophallus konjac (big one behind)

Amorphophallus konjac (big one behind)

Every morning for the last weeks, my first job is to check whether my exotic bulbs have emerged yet.

I am getting a bit fed up.

I am still waiting for my Bat Plant, 2 Gingers, 2 Crinums, 3 Glory Lilies (given up on them) and my Amorphophallus.

A little while ago 2 of my 3 baby Amorphophallus poked up and now, this morning, joy - one of the large Amorphophallus is up. Hurray.


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Ternie Ternie 23 June 2010 12:33:51

Always nice to see new life :) congrats, Rachel. How's the weather at the moment?


Jacinta Jacinta 23 June 2010 13:01:44

:( I will try again NEXT year. Well done, you.


Lìga Lìga 23 June 2010 16:04:59

Great news:))My Glory lily is growing,about 50 cm now,,can't wait when see it flowering.Crinums same like yours,and there is some others,what sit and wait for something...


Hoeys Hoeys 23 June 2010 16:10:51

i still waiting for amorphophallus to show some signs of life (the one i got from you). should i check the bulb??


Lìga Lìga 23 June 2010 16:17:54

Mine is up,some 1 cm tall:)


Rachel Rachel 23 June 2010 17:50:20

Jurgita, I would tend to leave it alone. If the compost is dry, then give it a little water but not too much. There are 3 bulbs in that front pot in my photo so I'm still waiting for the 3rd one to come up yet. They must just be very slow : (


fran m fran m 23 June 2010 20:17:40

Well done you.


Rachel Rachel 23 June 2010 23:55:15

Thanks, everyone, I'm pleased that at least one big one is up.

Jacinta, I was giving away free Amorphophallus bulbs not long ago. Why didn't you ask for one?

Some plants are so fussy, Liga. I'm getting grey hairs here waiting...


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