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Amorphophallus konjac

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    Default Amorphophallus konjac

    We'll this isn't an orchid but it is cool. This is the largest bloom mine has gotten, it measures 55 inches from the top of the bulb to the point of the center part of the flower. The flower only last about a week but does smell of dead mouse. The aroma is not overwhelming but does spread nicely throughout the house. konjac is a close realative of the famous A. titanum but konjac is smaller and much easier to grow. The flower is technically an inflorescence one "branch" of many little flowers. If you look down the center of the flower you can see many seperate male and female flowers. When not in bloom it sends up this huge divided leaf that looks like a small tree. It is usually 3-4ft tall and is quite atractive. I grow mine in a large pot outside all summer and in the fall the leaf falls off and it goes dormant so all you have to store is the bulb. No huge plant to haul in the house. It does give off little bulbs so you have plenty to share with your friends.
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    Oh my gosh, don't let LJA see that thing! Another stinky and I would have to move! Yours is beautiful. Amorphophalli are so unusual. I love the color and applaud you for growing it in the house!

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    I'm going to e mail the picture to lolol . It looks like a neat plant to have gin

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    Wow!! That is cool. I might be able to put up with the faint smell of dead mouse for that!!!

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    Whoa, Hoa!

    We need to start some sort of apparel line based on this...but it's too scary to comprend quite which!!

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    well I'm totally shocked!

    mainly because you have it inside the house... I mean, it's pretty neat and all but the smell...

    wish I can find one of these around this part of the world.. for growing outside that is

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    I must confess I am a student and I am gone to school during the week and only come home on the weekends. When this thing is in bloom I usually come home to find it locked in the extra bedroom. Of course I can't have that so out it comes for all to enjoy. It only blooms for a week so you might as well enjoy it.

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    Default Wow!

    Very impressive bloom for a A. konjac -- the blooms on ours never reached over 18" high. Question -- you keep it in the house because you like the smell?

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    Oh dear ...
    Another one of those stinkies that everyone goes gaga over ...
    Grubea has no choice, just look at the snow outside. So the phallus-wannabe got to stay inside the house. Hehehee... Impressive flower though ...

    Phallus-wannabe inspired boxers, that's a thought, Julie!!! Hehhee!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Er...Hoa? I don't think boxers would be large enough...

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