Ask a Question forum: Growing Amorphophallus bulbifer

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 680, Replies: 24 » Jump to the end
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 14, 2015 7:01 PM CST
I just got 3 seeds online on Amazon. I was wondering how do you get this voodoo lily- A bulbifer. to grow from seed. is it easier then growing Konjac.

BTW my voodoo lily the Konjac is doing very nicely its bulb is swollen with water and its shoot is taking form.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
May 14, 2015 8:22 PM CST
I know nothing about that particular plant but the database info for Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus bulbifer) says to remove the seed from the berry which contains chemicals that will inhibit germination.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier
Image
Swayback
May 14, 2015 8:59 PM CST
Best of luck!
Aroids from seed are tricky!
Never know though, you might have s new cultivar there, most amorphs are propagated asexually, pups and bulblets and such... Seeds commonly do not stay true...

Bulbifer is a fun one!
Once they're up to size, they actually grow little bulbs inside the leaf stem! Very unique!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 15, 2015 6:08 AM CST
My order was canceled- out of stock, guess I'll order at a nurshery then.
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier
Image
Swayback
May 15, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Crying

If possible, I'd attempt to try to find a small bulb, it will be far more reliable for you!
From seed, it usually takes 2-3 years to get a plant with enough bulb to survive typical storage.
If you order a bulb, even a very small one, it will be around as large as a 2-3 year old seedling.
Basically you'll jump ahead a year or 2, and have a much better chance at success.

If your having trouble locating one, you can tree me, I don't have bulbifer, not really sure why not! I do have several that make leaf bulbs just the same, as well as some that don't.
Fun plants!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 15, 2015 3:43 PM CST
Okay.


I made up a parity of a song, 'That's what makes you beautiful '

Baby they light up my world like nothing else, the Amophallus genis overwhelms my room with their putrid smells Ohhh OH OH that's what makes them beautiful.


Coming from all around the globe I don't know know where or what to grow. Someday oh someday the world will see, others don't understand why I want them so despertly Konjac, bulbifer with a start and then a gigantium so have a heart. Ohhh oh oh voodoo lilies are beautiful.


With giant bulbs that sleep away underground, as winter ice and cold rage they cant be found

ohh oh oh corpse flowers are beautiful.


Some are giants the biggest you will ever see others don't now why I want them so despertley. the Anmorphallus genis overwhelms my sanity

oh oh oh That's what makes them beautiful.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 19, 2015 8:04 AM CST
I ordered a bulbifer online its an established mature bulb so it should bloom this spring. keep fingers crossed
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
May 20, 2015 9:11 PM CST
If you grow from seed please document germination, like this and elephant ears I hear seeds need to be planted right away or they die.
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier
Image
Swayback
May 20, 2015 9:55 PM CST
They absolutely do need to planted immediately!
It may be possible to leave s seed head uncleaned and store in the fridge for a few weeks maybe longer, the seeds are coated with a membrane that helps keep them moist, slimy really, and it inhibits germination, once remove they spout fast, or dry right up.
Aroid seed varies is size and the bigger seem to last a little longer.
Generally if conditions aren't stable and ideal, chances of success are low.
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 21, 2015 5:28 AM CST
i got a bulb instead... it should be coming in the mail today.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 23, 2015 7:31 AM CST
It came. I have it planted in soil deep like it it said and it should be blooming size. it looked like a giant erect penis. when i took it out of the packaging. with a pink horny growth which will be the new flower. The bulb was the size of my palm.

I watered it and put it under lights..

Took my baby konjac outdoors yesterday and it responded by making a fatter shoot. should be leafing out in a few weeks.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
May 23, 2015 9:11 AM CST
Plantsmylove said: It came. I have it planted in soil deep like it it said and it should be blooming size. it looked like a giant erect penis. when i took it out of the packaging. with a pink horny growth which will be the new flower. The bulb was the size of my palm.

I watered it and put it under lights..

Took my baby konjac outdoors yesterday and it responded by making a fatter shoot. should be leafing out in a few weeks.


Your description is rather interesting LOL 😂

Pink growth could be the leaves too, usually flowers grow very early but you'll have to wait and see!
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 23, 2015 9:27 AM CST
I think is a flower but then again I'm not 100% sure I thought the bird of paradise was flowering when it just sent up more leaves- deformed ones at that.



Right now I took every buddy out to enjoy the outdoors until we get back from tayler falls WIS.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 24, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Took plants inside before the temps dropped things are going great I think I got this whole lets grow unuseal plants thing nailed.


The konjac is growing a bigger shoot. its also changing colors getting spots on it.
Name: Jude
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Butterflies Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Tomato Heads
Image
obliqua
May 25, 2015 8:24 AM CST
I got some bulbs of a relative of this plant at the Home Depot. They grew well in my zone 6 garden, they did survive the winter, here. They grew so big, and took up so much space in my little shade area. I gave them away, to someone with a lot more space.
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier
Image
Swayback
May 25, 2015 10:09 AM CST
You should hope for a leaf, not a flower, it won't be a flower this late unless that bulb was stored in a fridge.
They rest after blooming, around 4 months, soooo if it's a bloom now, you've already lost an entire growing season, aannndddd if it does make a leaf after that rest it's really not good, you'll be left with a plant that depletes all its energy in that growth and can't replace it...

It'll be a leaf, and as they emerge they are equally as strange as the bloom, more so in my eyes... Just wait for the "evil fingers of death" stage, as I call it!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier
Image
Swayback
May 25, 2015 10:10 AM CST
obliqua said:I got some bulbs of a relative of this plant at the Home Depot. They grew well in my zone 6 garden, they did survive the winter, here. They grew so big, and took up so much space in my little shade area. I gave them away, to someone with a lot more space.


I think you just broke my heart!

I can't imagine what plant you must have had by that description...
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 25, 2015 10:41 AM CST
maybe a titan arum or other large Amorphallus... there are a few types that grow to a similar size but why would 'home depot of all places' be selling titan arums/ giant amorphalluses when konjac is smaller/cheaper/ easier to find and doesn't need as much care.. Rolling my eyes.


granted Konjac isn't small either it will grow to 5 or 6 feet but that's tiny compaired to a titan aums 30 foot leaf. the tuber of a mature titan arum can be 200 lbs.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 25, 2015 10:47 AM CST
yeah its a flower ( to the poster swayback ) so how do I help this plant? I've been watering it and placing it under lights and just waiting it out. its starting to open up the outer pedal/spathe and a flower stalk is showing.
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier
Image
Swayback
May 25, 2015 11:13 AM CST
Let nature run its course I suppose...

To be honest, I'm still dubious...
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
[Last edited by Swayback - May 25, 2015 11:16 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #862103 (20)

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hair-raising"