Amorphophallus titanum at UBC

Paul Licht
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 07:09:32 PDT
We have our 15 yr old plants in a variety of pots. We have not been 
encouraging full growth because of space constraints and I was frankly 
caught by surprise when this latest 'little' one bloomed. It defies the 
conventional wisdom that corms need to reach 30lbs. Many places that use 
injection fertilization are producing much larger plants, although not 
necessarily blooming. Also, like most geophytes that I have played with, 
once you start treating them nicer, they respond and grow; i.e., 
stunting is not permanent.

Paul Licht, Director
Univ. California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On 7/29/2010 9:45 PM, Greg Ruckert wrote:
> Love the photos on the website but I am astounded by how small the 
> pots are that you grow these giants in.
> Is that deliberate - a method to encourage flowering?
> Cheers and well done from Down Under.
> Greg Ruckert
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