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Amorphophallus ( A. Bulbifer) from last GCS gathering

#1 User is offline   Green Baron 

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:31 PM

I can't remember who gave my wife the tuber during the last gathering.
We just planted it last month. Anyone know what species is this ?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/greenbaron/Plants/misc/Amorphophallus/Amorphophallus-DSC00785-e.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/greenbaron/Plants/misc/Amorphophallus/Amorphophallus-DSC00800-e.jpg
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This post has been edited by Green Baron: 06 December 2008 - 03:35 PM
Reason for edit: Wrong spelling for genus

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:10 PM

Based on a previous leave and shoot pattern matching by davidia, as well as pic reference from websites, to be amorphophallus bulbifer.

Here is mine after the tuber's first hiberation.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/spheredome/Temp/IMGP0555427x640.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a110/spheredome/Temp/IMGP0551640x480.jpg
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:37 PM

Anyone know what is this thing that looks like a bulb growing on the leaf ?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/greenbaron/Plants/misc/Amorphophallus/Amorphophallus-DSC02585.jpg
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 04:48 PM

View PostGreen Baron, on Dec 6 2008, 03:37 PM, said:

Anyone know what is this thing that looks like a bulb growing on the leaf ?



dude,
u can plant that.
its a bulbil.

http://www.plantbonanza.com/eng_aroids/eng...or_veg_prop.php
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:35 PM

View PostTALOS, on Dec 6 2008, 04:48 PM, said:


Thanks Sandy. Learnt something new !

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Amorphophallus cultivation - Vegetative propagation

Amorphophallus species from group 1 usually produce several offsets every growing season. I have noticed in some species when the tuber reaches maturity it produces less offsets

The offsets can be still attached to the main tuber or allready lose. They can be cut lose and potted on. Not every offset will grow some simpy refuse to grow and eventually die. Others may take awhile before they decide it is time to get going so don't throw them out untill you are sure they are dead. Remember that small or thin offsets should not be stored dry.

A curious feature of some species is the prodution of bulbils on the leaf. They are produced at the branches of the lamina. One type of bulbils grow on the surface of the branches as can be see in A.bulbifer and A.meulleri. In the other type bulbills are formed inside the axle of the branches. The third type is only seen in A.yuloensis and is a cross between the previous two types being half inside and half un the surface.

Some species don't produce offsets or bulbils.
These species can only be multiplied through seeds. Most of these species can be found in group 2.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:45 PM

The leaves dropped off in Dec and I left the tuber in the ground. Nothing happens for a few months and I thought it must have rotted.
2 weeks a go I was surprised to see new leaves growing out from the Selaginella bush !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/greenbaron/Plants/misc/Amorphophallus/Amorphophallusbulbifer-20090623_265.jpg
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:58 PM

this plant is very hardy! i got a few of this (can't help it, it keeps producing tubers at the leaf nodes!) and also left the tubers in the soil and they get water everyday and not rot. other plant tuber will rot within 3 days.
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:50 PM

9 Jul
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:37 AM

very healthy! my will only last for a few weeks, then leaves dry up and go dormant again.. area too hot and dry, leaves dry up very fast, so tuber taking a long time to grow.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

I placed the bubil from the above plant above the soil like 6 months ago and a few weeks back a new shoot emerged ! :drunk:/>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/greenbaron/Plants/misc/Amorphophallus/Amorphophallusbulbifer-20100504_DSC.jpg

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 09:19 AM

yeah nice growing, Amorpho are common plants in the rainforest.. but wait till they put up the inflores...
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:01 PM

After a long dormant period, a new shoot emerges.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:33 PM

Nice growing Gan! do they need a lot of light?

Where do you get the tubers?
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:47 PM

Shawn,
I grow it at a bright corner of the garden, no direct sun. The tuber was given to me by a GCS members during one of the early GCS gathering.
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