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Apr 12, 2016 11:19 AM CST
|My A. konjac is getting a bud, usually I put it out in May when it's Warmer and it grew leaves, but if it's going to bloom it must be outside. Should I pot it up and take chances leaving it outside, or leave potted in my dark garage outside?|
Apr 12, 2016 3:10 PM CST
|You take it out of the pot for the winter? How big is the bud? Maybe a picture?|
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Apr 12, 2016 3:19 PM CST
DaisyI said:You take it out of the pot for the winter? How big is the bud? Maybe a picture?
Yes, I store it in dry peat moss in my basement during winter and plant out in May. The bud is about 4 inches high and purple.
Apr 12, 2016 3:24 PM CST
|Is there a local college or university with a greenhouse? It's possible they might be willing to "plant-sit" while it blooms as it could bring attention to their school.|
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Apr 12, 2016 5:22 PM CST
|Mine is still "sleeping" in the garage, but if mine would start spiking now-|
You say it is only four inches tall now, so it has a few weeks to go until it blooms. I assume you say it must be blooming outside because of the stench.
How about placing it growing in a pot outside during the warm days and bring it into the garage in the evening, until it gets warmer.
I find the stench is only present for a couple of days.
Apr 12, 2016 7:31 PM CST
greene said:Is there a local college or university with a greenhouse? It's possible they might be willing to "plant-sit" while it blooms as it could bring attention to their school.
There is but it isn't open right now.
Apr 12, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Ursula said:Mine is still "sleeping" in the garage, but if mine would start spiking now-
So if yours survives in your garage, then worst scenrio I could just put mine in for a few days until the smell is gone, but if it waits a few weeks then it can safely stay outside for good.
Apr 12, 2016 7:51 PM CST
I always place mine still potted up over the Winter into our frost free garage, together with a bunch of Epiphyllums and other stuff.
Right now I keep the garage door open during the day and close it at night. Once it gets warm enough, I will move everything onto the driveway in front of the garage and eventually into their Summer spots.