Seed set on Amorphophallus paeoniifolius .

Discussion in 'Araceae' started by trikus, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. trikus

    trikus Active Member

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    Tropical North Queensland , Australia
    Finally the seeds are ripening on the infructesence I pollinated late last year .
    From a flower practically sitting on the ground , the spadix is now way over 1m tall , and the first few berries I picked have strange looking seeds in them . I will have hundreds !
    I planted little tubers only a few cms and got very large tubers in just 2 years .
    They were so crowded I dug them all up and spread them out in a different area .
    Well they nearly all flowered , and at diferent times so I was able to collect pollen and try for some seed . Amazing at how much they can multiply . Pictured clump is all from one tuber only a little over 25 cms . Looks like 3 offsets will be nearly as large . And some still have multiple stems . Its cooling down and some are starting to dies down . Think I will have a massive border of these along the front of my place ... it will really stink up big time with dozens of infloresences in a few years .

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  2. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    philly, pa, usa 6b
    lol, that's one way to keep the neighbors away!!

    i'm glad you've had such success!! you'll have to post pics when the whole row is in bloom! it'll be an amazing show!!
  3. edleigh7

    edleigh7 Well-Known Member

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    Brisbane Queensland Australia
    Nice pics Mick, the berries look great!! I recently obtained an Amorph, not the same as yours, but it fell over within 3 weeks, possibly from over watering : S


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