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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!"
Dec 10, 2012 11:02 AM CST
|Definitely a Typhonium - do you have a pic showing the leaves or whole plant?|
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Dec 11, 2012 12:40 AM CST
YOu made me search here on my computer (office) and I DID find some much better pix.
May 15, 2013 10:37 AM CST
|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.|
May 16, 2013 3:49 AM CST
|Yup it is. |
Now I will stick to the first name... took me a while to learn it! :)
May 16, 2013 5:47 PM CST
|Does it go dormant over winter Calin? It really is a beautiful plant.|
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.