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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Aug 21, 2015 2:32 PM CST
My Anmorphallus konjac is going dorment in mid to late Aug is this normal. one main leaf is already dead and many bulblits are forming at the base, do i take it out of its pot yet or do i wait.
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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2015 6:37 PM CST
I don't grow but Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus konjac) but they can go dormant. Some interesting reading on this page, scroll down to the section on Dormancy: http://www.aroid.org/genera/amorphophallus/amcult.php
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 21, 2015 6:42 PM CST

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Give us a photo Alex. It's difficult to know otherwise.If there is more than one "main leaf" (this is fairly common) the first leaf might die back.
Evan
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Aug 23, 2015 2:26 PM CST
my main question I guess is.... should i unpot it now and break up the roots so as to store it away for winter or wait. I examined it and found out that the bulblits are rooting themselves into the soil, and the main leaf has died. there is only the side leaf left, its still green though. i dont have any pictures to post
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eclayne
Aug 23, 2015 2:59 PM CST

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Plantsmylove said:the main leaf has died. there is only the side leaf left, its still green though.

IF your parent tuber put up 2 leaves (this is fairly common) and one is still green then leave the plant alone. It's in active growth and the green leaf is feeding the tuber. Don't disturb the potting media as this destroys root hairs. When the weather cools, nights in the 40'sF, will be a good time to reduce watering and water early on warm days.
Evan
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Aug 23, 2015 3:02 PM CST
Okay.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 23, 2015 3:05 PM CST

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Here's a plant with two leaves Alex. Hope this helps.
Evan

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