Aroids forum: Pappys progress! (Amorphophallus konjac blooming)

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Swayback
Jan 3, 2014 4:28 PM CST

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Tada!
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extranjera
Jan 3, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Wow! They are doing that inside with no sun? amazing!!
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
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Bubbles
Jan 3, 2014 5:36 PM CST
Fantastic!
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Swayback
Jan 3, 2014 6:27 PM CST
No sun...

Hell, no roots or dirt even!

The first pic was dec 24
The last one was jan 1!

Once they start to shoot, they really move fast!
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eclayne
Jan 3, 2014 8:58 PM CST

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What does your cutie think of the stench?
Evan
Name: Drew
Piedmont N.C. (Zone 7b)
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homer1958
Jan 4, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Awesome!
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Swayback
Jan 4, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Much to my surprise, it still hasn't started to stink much, it's really opening up now tho!

There's a faint unpleasant smell, something metallic, very odd and hard to put your finger on, we'll all know when it peaks!

She doesn't really know what to think about it, she's quite the flower girl and insists that she loves pappy, everytime we check it out she asks, "is it stinky daddy?" Then I respond " oh yea, it's gunna be SOOO stinky!" She then rolls her eyes and says " oh no daddy, not again..."

It's funny as can be, she's a nut, wonder where she gets that from...

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I did find a funky spot on the tuber, I scooped it out with my thumbnail, and gave it a does of cinnamon, I think it'll be fine, but it was pretty large, maybe 4-5" across and an inch or two deep! It's never happened before, but apparently it pretty common.

Konjac is supposedly the "tater of the tropics" in areas where it's grown, they make just about any potato style dish you could imagine from it, including fried chips!
Oddly enough, the funky spot smelled just like a freshly rotten tater, not the wicked putrid smell of old rotten taters, but it wasn't an old spot...I bet given enough time it would reek!

It's also what they make lipozene from!
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 4, 2014 3:06 PM CST
EEeewww, they are really awesome, Sway.. Green Grin! Blinking
Elaine

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extranjera
Jan 4, 2014 3:06 PM CST
Awesome!!
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
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eclayne
Jan 4, 2014 5:46 PM CST

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I noticed you call it Pappy, shouldn't that be Peppy, as in Le Pew?
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Bubbles
Jan 4, 2014 6:19 PM CST
You're gonna be sorry if that decides to "attract" something during the night while you're sleeping! Aggghh. You and your plant will both be sleeping in garage!
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NoelCalvert
Jan 7, 2014 10:24 AM CST
Bubbles said:You're gonna be sorry if that decides to "attract" something during the night while you're sleeping! Aggghh. You and your plant will both be sleeping in garage!



LMAO That is why all my plants are outside though I do not do the stinky plants...Monsteras are bad enough, & I find their anthesis to be somewhat pleasant...
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homer1958
Jan 7, 2014 2:54 PM CST
Giganteum is quite pleasant.
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Bubbles
Jan 7, 2014 3:21 PM CST
Regarding the Amorph: I know whereof I speak! I once volunteered to take mine to a garden club mtg. It hadn't quite opened. The day of the mtg., it was opened and stinking. It was also raining and chilly for March. DH drove me in his truck, with windows down and rain coming in. He was driving so he didn't get the odor as badly as I did in the back seat, holding it upright.
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purpleinopp
Jan 7, 2014 4:11 PM CST
Sandi, hilarious!

Stories like that are why I draw the line on this, no thanks. Smelled one in the conservatory at a botanical garden one time and I don't want a repeat. Cool to look at from the sniff-safety of being 2 states away tho!
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Kentucky ๐Ÿ˜” (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Jan 10, 2014 11:27 AM CST
Girls...

Come on...it's not that bad...

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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 10, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Hey, Sway. Some of those puppies smell like a week old corpse, jmho. nodding

I am firmly on the side of 'glad to see the pictures but not have to smell the flower'.
Elaine

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 10, 2014 2:30 PM CST
So Sway, is it open yet?
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Swayback
Jan 12, 2014 12:58 PM CST
Yea!
I got real busy, sorry I slack on the updates!

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Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Jan 12, 2014 4:06 PM CST
Uh huh...looks to me like Mr. Stinky was relegated to the laundry room! Sure looks like a big one. Hope you add pics to the data base.

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