Aroids forum: Typhonium divaricatum

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Dec 10, 2012 1:57 AM CST
Well, I hope I IDed this plant properly.
Got a nice story for it.
While in Taiwan, a friend had a friend with some kind of flower farm - etertainment thing (people would go and pay to just be around green and flowers.
SO. My friend also took me there, and of course I didn't have to "get a ticket".
Once the owner let me choose some plants (knowing I love plants) and I got some bulbs, and these tiny corms I found by the sidewalk.
I even brought them home to Romania and they multiplied, bloomed.
The flower doesn't last much, but it's a stinker.
To me, it smells like moth balls but to my roommate (who sleeps in the room with the balcony where I keep my plants in summer - and who of course gets the first contact with it) it smells like someone's just been to the john.
In the morning, he would inform me "you have another bloom!"


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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Dec 10, 2012 11:02 AM CST

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Definitely a Typhonium - do you have a pic showing the leaves or whole plant?
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Dec 11, 2012 12:40 AM CST
OooH,
YOu made me search here on my computer (office) and I DID find some much better pix.
Here

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 15, 2013 10:37 AM CST

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Hi,Calin. Here's a link to the IAS species page for Typhonium roxburghii which T. divaricatum is a synonym of. Sure looks like a match.
Evan
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
May 16, 2013 3:49 AM CST
Yup it is.
Thanks.
Now I will stick to the first name... took me a while to learn it! :)
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 16, 2013 5:47 PM CST

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Does it go dormant over winter Calin? It really is a beautiful plant.
Evan
Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
May 16, 2013 11:30 PM CST
Yes. Completely dormant. I am not sure it's the norm... but at least in my care, it starts yellowing leaves in the fall and i just stop watering.
It produces lots of tiny corms attached to the big one and when I re-use the dirt, I always end up with sprouting leaves in different pots.

Mine are starting to grow now... kinda late.

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