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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 6, 2014 10:10 AM CST
Stinky and amazing flowers aside, I do love the leaves of my A konjac!

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Jun 6, 2014 1:31 PM CST
Very cool !!
My A. bulbifer is bloom is fading, where do I cut the old bloom off at ?
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 6, 2014 2:09 PM CST
I don't have a clue .. never grown these guys before.
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Name: Drew
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homer1958
Jun 7, 2014 7:37 AM CST
Letting it fall off naturally could not hurt MJ.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 7, 2014 7:42 AM CST
Is konjac by any chance invasive? I plants ONE bulb in a bed last year and thought it had died because it totally disappeared in a month .. I've noticed that in that very same place I have 4 coming up now!
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Jun 7, 2014 8:30 AM CST
Thanks Drew ....at this point that's what I'm doing with it.

Anne - can't remember where right now but pretty sure I read that they can send up more than one shoot from a bulb. There's culture info
here http://www.aroid.org/genera/amorphophallus/amcult.php
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 7, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Well I'm drowning in konjac bulbs at the moment .. all coming out of dormancy .. if anyone wants any for postage raise your hand!
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 12, 2014 1:52 PM CST

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A. konjac makes tons of offsets even from small tubers Anne. The bigger the tuber the bigger the offsets. The more the merrier! Yours looks mighty happy.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 12, 2014 2:17 PM CST
Lol .. I'm finding that out! At the rate they are all making offsets, the whole neighbor hood is going to be infested with konjac in no time .. this is one plant that is going to be in jail (confined to pots) for the rest of their life.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 12, 2014 2:57 PM CST

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I don't think you have to worry about the offsets "escaping" Anne. In fact I'd imagine in ground they could make a nice impressive clump in several years. When you get an infructescence by all means save the seeds. You might get one of the cool clones like Nightstick or Shattered Glass!
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Jun 12, 2014 4:57 PM CST
Evan, Ok, so I had to go look up the Night Stick and Shattered Glass, now I want a Shattered Glass.
It's all your fault....... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing (gotta blame it on somebody)
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 12, 2014 5:18 PM CST
Ack ... yep MJ it's his fault! Now I don't want to give any bulbs away ..... jeeze!
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Jun 12, 2014 5:48 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Ack ... yep MJ it's his fault! Now I don't want to give any bulbs away ..... jeeze!

Green Grin!
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Swayback
Jun 13, 2014 12:20 AM CST
Invasive...naw...prolific? Oh yea!

To be invasive a plant needs to spread by seed, asexual reproduction just doesn't cut it!

If you get infested....consider yourself lucky, possibly well fed, konjac flour is good stuff!

And Evans dead right!
Those (potential) seeds coukd hold all the genetic diversity you can imagine and more!

A word of warning to all those that got excited by the google images of shattered glass...
Shattered dreams is more apt...those babies are tough to keep alive!
Nothing like ANY of the konjac super clones! NOTHIN!

They'll rot if you look at em crossways, the green part wants lots of sun, the white wants shade, it's a plant you can never please fully!
And on top of that the variegation is unstable, one year she's a knockout, next she's all green...but even better...tge pups are rarely varigated at all! But they rarely express it til year 3-4...just a mess!

The other super clones on the other hand are solid!!!

I made a trade last year for one each of knight stick and Leo's song( google that one too!) dude tossed in a beige stem too which I'm not so stoked about but I won't know it til I grow it!
At any rate, I shipped first, when I finally got mine and frantically unwrapped it...I was crestfallen to find 3 lil bulbil that made a marble look hefty, not a shooter either!

I've honestly grown peas bigger than these lil guys, I figured all winter wrapped in a paper towel would have totally desicated them but low and behold all 3 are spiked up and a lil leaf in unfurling...

So away we go!
Hope I can make em grew like pappy, tge standard konjac that rules the roost round here...tripled ladt year AND made 70ish offsets...

They just gooble up high "P" fert and seem to pack on more weight in full sun but don't let em get dry or you might lose that big single leaf, that won't help pack on a thing!

Love the amorphs!
They only stink for a few days a year...I'd wager that's better than most of us real gardeners can manage...I'm lucky to smell nice one day a week...

Surely you all wouldn't abandon me for such a minor offense... Would you? 😱
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 13, 2014 6:25 AM CST
I do love the foliage on these plants!

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 13, 2014 7:04 AM CST

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Great info. on Shattered Glass Sway. Thanks.
"They only stink for a few days a year...I'd wager that's better than most of us real gardeners can manage...I'm lucky to smell nice one day a week...

Surely you all wouldn't abandon me for such a minor offense... Would you?" Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 13, 2014 7:17 AM CST
Lol .. on the other hand .. if you really, REALLY like smelly plants go the Proboscidea route (guarantee they are smellier than you could ever be Evan) .. not only do they stink they produce the scariest seed pods you've ever seen! I've got seeds for Proboscidea louisianica, P. parviflora var.hohokamiana if anyone want's to give them a try.

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Swayback
Jun 15, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Oh...whatever!

Your devils claws must be wayyy stinkier than mine!

Mine only stink if disturbed, the sticky stuff it exudes is a lil stinky, very sticky tho, does yours snag insects?
Mine sure does!

What about aeonium?
I think they smell just horrid!
Only if u rub em tho...smells just like ...old dryied up spit!

Yuck!
Still love all of these plants despite our odiforus emanations
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 15, 2014 11:37 AM CST
I was growing mine in the greenhouse and when it started blooming I almost threw up!
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 15, 2014 12:05 PM CST

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Some time ago I read an article on plants for "Guys", mostly thorned plants. Devil's claw sounds like a great Father's Day gift. Claw's AND it stinks! Do Anchomanes stink?
Evan

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