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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

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Hi all, just a heads up - I have too many seeds for my limited place so will be letting go of some seeds of this large Jambi form of an already giant aroid this coming Sunday 9Feb at Singapore Botanical Garden OSSEA meeting/sale. This form is supposedly larger in all proportions to those titanums usually encountered .... for serious growers only - cheers !
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

View PostOr Or, on 07 February 2014 - 09:52 PM, said:

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/seedsrule.jpg
Hi all, just a heads up - I have too many seeds for my limited place so will be letting go of some seeds of this large Jambi form of an already giant aroid this coming Sunday 9Feb at Singapore Botanical Garden OSSEA meeting/sale. This form is supposedly larger in all proportions to those titanums usually encountered .... for serious growers only - cheers !

Hi or or may I know the growing conditions of this plant? Does it take up a lot of space? How big must the pot be?
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

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Hi or or may I know the growing conditions of this plant? Does it take up a lot of space? How big must the pot be?

This is the size of a small tree. Its a tropical plant but there is a distinct dry season in its habitat where it will go dormant - so reduce watering during that time. Some will dig up the tuber during dormancy and "groom" it like a pet... haha. Its very sensitive to fungal rot so use a sterile free-draining medium. If you do not already know, it stinks like hell when it flowers ... but events like this will appear in Straits Times. I summarised what I had gather in literature and from a guru - although I have grown other Amorph from seeds, titanum is first time for me too. The way I would approach this is to grow as best as I can, be patient and try not to expect much and if it does eventually decide to bloom, give yourself a pat on the back and buy everyone a drink.
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:27 AM

View PostOr Or, on 07 February 2014 - 11:48 PM, said:

This is the size of a small tree. Its a tropical plant but there is a distinct dry season in its habitat where it will go dormant - so reduce watering during that time. Some will dig up the tuber during dormancy and "groom" it like a pet... haha. Its very sensitive to fungal rot so use a sterile free-draining medium. If you do not already know, it stinks like hell when it flowers ... but events like this will appear in Straits Times. I summarised what I had gather in literature and from a guru - although I have grown other Amorph from seeds, titanum is first time for me too. The way I would approach this is to grow as best as I can, be patient and try not to expect much and if it does eventually decide to bloom, give yourself a pat on the back and buy everyone a drink.

this kind can't be grown in HDB corridor right? does it need lots of sunlight?
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 09:19 AM

View PostDon, on 08 February 2014 - 01:27 AM, said:

this kind can't be grown in HDB corridor right? does it need lots of sunlight?

its usually found in forest fringes or beside clearings so it need some sun but not full sun.
I think apartment dwellers and those new to Amorphs should try something more manageable - there are hundreds to choose from. Titanum is big and not so easy.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

View PostOr Or, on 07 February 2014 - 09:52 PM, said:

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/seedsrule.jpg
Hi all, just a heads up - I have too many seeds for my limited place so will be letting go of some seeds of this large Jambi form of an already giant aroid this coming Sunday 9Feb at Singapore Botanical Garden OSSEA meeting/sale. This form is supposedly larger in all proportions to those titanums usually encountered .... for serious growers only - cheers !



Or Or , hi, I am interested. I have PMed you for details.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:46 AM

View PostOr Or, on 08 February 2014 - 09:19 AM, said:

its usually found in forest fringes or beside clearings so it need some sun but not full sun.
I think apartment dwellers and those new to Amorphs should try something more manageable - there are hundreds to choose from. Titanum is big and not so easy.

Then what would you recommend to a beginner/hdb corridoor gardener?
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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:00 PM

View Postfurret, on 08 February 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:

Then what would you recommend to a beginner/hdb corridoor gardener?

I have grown and bloomed Amorph parvulus, asterostigmatus and elatus at the bright indoor balcony - these are smallish plants that you can place near window. Or you can try its relative Gonatopus boivinii, Giraffe knee, which is very easy. Or even smaller still Typhonium roxburghii which is very easy and interesting and no less smelly.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/FLora2014/zzAmorp4.jpg
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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:13 PM

View PostOr Or, on 09 February 2014 - 10:00 PM, said:

I have grown and bloomed Amorph parvulus, asterostigmatus and elatus at the bright indoor balcony - these are smallish plants that you can place near window. Or you can try its relative Gonatopus boivinii, Giraffe knee, which is very easy. Or even smaller still Typhonium roxburghii which is very easy and interesting and no less smelly.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/FLora2014/zzAmorp4.jpg
Amorphophallus elatus

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Hi or or thanks for you reply.. May I kniw where I can get the Typhonium Roxburgii seeds/plant?
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

View Postfurret, on 09 February 2014 - 10:13 PM, said:

Hi or or thanks for you reply.. May I kniw where I can get the Typhonium Roxburgii seeds/plant?

Do not know any commercial source unfortunately. My plants grow wild on the floor - they are dormant due to dry spells. PM me once the rain comes back.
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:24 AM

View PostOr Or, on 10 February 2014 - 11:50 PM, said:

Do not know any commercial source unfortunately. My plants grow wild on the floor - they are dormant due to dry spells. PM me once the rain comes back.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

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This is indeed a very robust plant, 3 months old and already 1 foot or more.
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