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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Feb 11, 2014 4:08 PM CST
One of the members of my Hobby Greenhouse Assoc brought a VooDoo Lily bulb to the meeting and put it out on the Raffle Table. I was lucky enough (or brave enough) to acquire it for just a few $ worth of tickets. It was a huge bulb about 6 inches across. I potted it up in a 12in across pot on Jan 5th it was about 2 inches tall at the time.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Feb 11, 2014 4:21 PM CST
It has been growing for about 5 weeks now and is 22 inches tall. I swear you can see it grow. The edges of the petals are starting to flair and you can see the shape of the spadix.
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Feb 14, 2014 7:19 PM CST
I've grown this for many years. Quick move it outside, down your cellar, to a room you can close off, when that flower opens it will smell like rotten chicken left outside in the sun for a few days. The smell will leave the beautiful large flower after a few days but believe me the smell is awful. I've taken mine out of the pot and now grow it outside where it blooms in late April and the air takes away the awful small. I'm enclosing a picture of my flower if this is yours get ready for an unforgettable experience. This is Amorphophallus konjac.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 14, 2014 8:24 PM CST

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Nice buy Holly! How's it doing? Maybe you'll get lucky like @Swayback and it won't be too bad a stinker this year.

Beautiful bloom treehugger, looks like you have quite a few growing there.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Feb 15, 2014 7:20 AM CST
I get some really beautiful and great plants from the HGHA Raffle Table. You get 3 tickets for 1$ so for just a couple of $$ you get plenty of chances and there are all kinds of things brought in. Quite often there are Orchids and large plants that people don't want to over winter, sometimes there are bulbs, seedlings and plants grown from cuttings. I have gotten some very nice bromeliad from that table. I usually take my extra Portadora bulbs in and AV's that I have grown from leafs.
I think this took off faster than I expected it too and with these really cold temps I don't want to try to move it down to the GH. My best bet is to either move it upstairs into one of the unused bedrooms and hope the fumes down make it down stairs or if we do get a warmer day bolt for the GH with in. I sure am enjoying it now thought. Here is the new pic. Can't seem to pick up the pic to post will post it later.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Feb 15, 2014 11:32 AM CST
Treehugger, That is a beautiful picture.
I just measured mine again it is just under 40 inches tall. It grew just over 17inches in one week. What a great fascinating plant. Part of me is glad it is inside where I can watch and enjoy it all the time, the other part is wondering if I can get it down to the GH when it starts to stink.
Not sure why still can't down load pics, when I push the upload image button nothing happens. Not having this problem in the other two Gardening sites I visit. Guess I'll have to ask Trish.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Feb 15, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Must be an issue with the new lap top this one posted fine from the house computer
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 15, 2014 6:58 PM CST

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It's teasing you Holly.
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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Feb 15, 2014 7:06 PM CST
Oh I am just so very tech hopeless. LOL
If anyone else has these Lilies I would love to see some other pics.
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Swayback
Feb 16, 2014 5:42 PM CST

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Last years 2 pound bulb...


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7 pounds this year...
Your gunna need a big pot in a couple months!
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
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treehugger
Feb 17, 2014 9:04 AM CST
Did you know that your voodoo lily will bloom even if it isn't planted and is just sitting on the window sill. After mine bloomed inside for the first time my grand daughter tried to kill the smell by putting baby powder on it. She is now 24 and still remembers that flower blooming. Even though I live in zone 5, I planted it outside and it now blooms later and has made so many babied that everyone I know is growing at least one. The bulb multiplies quickly but as long as the ground is not disturbed around the bulb it is easy to lift the new bulbs and replant them or throw them in the garbage. Swayback your bulbs are lovely. How long have you been growing them in pots?
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Feb 17, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Great shots, thanks. I have been gone most of the day there has been a huge difference in the plant since I left this morning. There is also a rather pungent smell to the house.
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In the process of moving it upstairs it fell out of the pot and broke. So it is now upstairs and I will continue to keep it growing but alas the bloom is gone. Poor thing.

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 17, 2014 3:36 PM CST

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Sorry to hear that Holly. Nice photos. On the bright side the tuber will produce a leaf eventually and be able to concentrate on bulking up.
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Feb 17, 2014 6:19 PM CST
These things happen. I am looking forward to seeing the leaf grow as well.
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