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Hi,i was given some small bulbs (approx inch wide) of these at christmas but does anybody know what size the bulb has to be to get a decent flower or the growth rate of the bulbs?Thank you x
 
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I have quite a few Amorphophallus but I don't know which is which. I think they just need to get established where they will be living. I have them in pots in the greenhouse. After that, they bloom every year...
 
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Hi,i was given some small bulbs (approx inch wide) of these at christmas but does anybody know what size the bulb has to be to get a decent flower or the growth rate of the bulbs?Thank you x
When I read the title of your thread @Joolz, I thought :eek:oh no.... the stinky one, but wasn't sure, so looked it up. Evidently those are tubers, and the ones I looked at were about the same size as the palm of my hand. It seems that although they are stinky when they bloom (they smell fishy) they are useful for all kinds of medicinal purposes, and are also used in China and Japan etc for culinary use. So, I reckon it might be a ''plant it and see'' exercise - let us know, and have a peg ready for your nose. :rolleyes:
 
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Hi,thank you,that looks a big one! @waretrop x

I have a Dracunculus Vulgaris that stinks!:) ,i just leave that anywhere in the pot so im hoping i can do the same with the Voodoo ,no intention of using it to mimmick a fish finger sandwich now you have inform me :LOL: @Tetters x
 
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but does anybody know what size the bulb has to be to get a decent flower or the growth rate of the bulbs?
Nope! I lost mine in an unexpected -3°c frost in November.

My Dracunculus are just emerging.
 
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Nope! I lost mine in an unexpected -3°c frost in November.

My Dracunculus are just emerging.
Sorry to hear that @longk il post you half of my midget gem sized bulbs if you want to try again? x
I had better find my pot with my Drac in im sure its still outside..is your in the greenhouse?
 
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Well, Just lookie at all that we have here.... I have vulgaris also and a number of others. Must go out and see what they are doing these days. I think mine bloom much later toward spring..I love all your pics.....
 
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LOL.. I just knew this conversation would be leading this way...
 

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Hi,i was given some small bulbs (approx inch wide) of these at christmas but does anybody know what size the bulb has to be to get a decent flower or the growth rate of the bulbs?
I would say 4 to 6 inches across. May take a couple of years. Mine live in large pots in the greenhouse. They large decorative foliage acts as summer shading for some more delicate plants. I keep them dry in winter as fungal rot is the biggest problem.
 
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Sorry to hear that @longk il post you half of my midget gem sized bulbs if you want to try again? x
That's kind but I've already got too many plants! And that doesn't include the seed that I have!!
Are you still growing Canna?
 
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That's kind but I've already got too many plants! And that doesn't include the seed that I have!!
Are you still growing Canna?
Ive still got some in the ground,Musa,Generals and Ehemanii plus a few others in pots but ive not set any seed off for 2yr,went on hols finally last yr it was nice to have a break from growing and actually visit crete :):)..i will get stuck in again now promise :giggle:x
 
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I would say 4 to 6 inches across. May take a couple of years. Mine live in large pots in the greenhouse. They large decorative foliage acts as summer shading for some more delicate plants. I keep them dry in winter as fungal rot is the biggest problem.
Welcome to the forum @NigelJ :)
 

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