Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

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Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby itskris » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:50 pm

As the subject says. I'm looking for the extra rare.

Ill consider it all. Just let me know what you got and what you will sell it for.
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Postby itskris » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:55 pm

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Postby itskris » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:03 pm

I'll take the crazy looking plants as well. Looking for something off the wall bizarre.
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Re: Plants - The rarer the better.

Postby Philsuma » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:09 pm

Can you be more specific Kris ? Looking for Viv plants, I'm assuming ? Big viv ? Medium Viv ?

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Postby itskris » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:13 pm

Anything that is not a full on tree. Something that can be potted or mounted and kept in a climate controlled greenhouse. I have access to humidity chambers as well. Just looking for some rare or bizarre looking plant. Flowers, Vines, Broms, anything.
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Re: Plants - The rarer the better.

Postby DianeCarter » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:38 pm

Kris,
This is not PDF related at all, but I may have a plant you would be interested in. My husband died 10 years ago, at age 42 :( We were together 23 years, and he had a really green thumb! All our years together, he had a rare plant that he called a voodoo. His grandpa (Pop) had them, I think he had got them in WWII somewhere (brought them home from the South Pacific, I think).. Anyway, over the years, Kurt would bring the bulbs in every fall, and plant them every spring (we live in northern Illinois.) When he brought the bulbs in, he would cut them back and put them in the basement. The "story " about voodoos is, if you let them flower, they smell like rotting flesh. Cut them back, and they don't flower.
Once planted in the spring, they would shoot up, and put out leaves that were spotted. They would form like an umbrella, and shoot up 4 or 5 feet tall. People stopped in front of our house every year asking about them. People actually gave Kurt a few dollars for postage, asking him to send them shoots, which he did.
A couple of years before he died, he put the bulbs in the basement without cutting them back. I would go to the basement to do laundry, and they were freaky! They grew up huge, 6 or 7 feet tall, and developed huge beautiful red flowers, which did indeed stink (like rotting flesh? don't know for sure if that's the smell, but gross!)
Anyway, I have kept them in his memory, and our daughter has a bunch as well.
Let me try to find the info on them. Several years ago my mom (also a green thumb) found them somewhere on the internet, and discovered what they were, but I just don't remember any more. I'll let you know if I can find them! They are gorgeous and really rare, at least in the US!
Diane
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Re: Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby DianeCarter » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:26 am

Hi Kris,
Searching the net the past while, I found voodoo lillies, lots of info. They are, apparently, rare. Scientific name, Sauromatum Venosum (they are apparently poisonous, like our frogs!). Alternate names, Typhonium Venosum, Amorphophallus Titanum, and Arum Cornutum. The descriptions I have found are somewhat accurate, the spotted stalks look correct, for what I have. None of the pix of leaves are correct though! The leaves pictured are in a circular pattern, but the leaves of mine grow in an umbrella type way. Anyway, contact me if you'd like more info.
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Re: Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby goods » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:00 am

Diane,

Based on your size description, I'd say you have A. titanum, and you're correct! They are weird, though beautiful in their own way.
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Postby itskris » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:04 pm

Very cool DianeCarter. I will shoot you off a PM now.
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Re: Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby pnwbare » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:34 am

I have about 15 varieties of Amorphophallus. Fun plants to grow. The one you are describing is most likely A. konjac.
Most do have the smell they are notorious for (rotting flesh) but there are a few varieties that are pleasant smelling. A. yuloensis smells like citrus blossoms.
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Re: Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby Bill Schwinn » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:57 am

Would anyone have any surplus Amorph. titanum ?

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Re: Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby pnwbare » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:15 am

Hi Bill, I have one that will outgrow my space for it in a season or two. But not ready to let it go just yet. They are available on ebay a lot too. Have you grown them they get really big like 12 to 18 feet tall, and dont like temps below 68F.
the bulb alone can get to be 150lbs. if well grown.
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Re: Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby Bill Schwinn » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:39 am

pnwbare wrote:Hi Bill, I have one that will outgrow my space for it in a season or two. But not ready to let it go just yet. They are available on ebay a lot too. Have you grown them they get really big like 12 to 18 feet tall, and dont like temps below 68F.
the bulb alone can get to be 150lbs. if well grown.

Hey Dan, I have not grown titanum but would like to.I am in west central Florida so I think I can work with the temps. Seems to me I heard they don't like it too hot. What is your advice on care since you are growing them. Thanks Bill

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Re: Plants Wanted - The rarer the better.

Postby pnwbare » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:22 am

Mine has been in temps near 90 with no problems. I dont let it get colder than 68 though. Grow in a well drained soil use a bulb flower type fertilzer just dont over do it as it can cause burn and root rot. Plastic seems to work better than clay pots for most of my Amorphophallus. They have a growth season of their own definition. They will put a new leaf out and then it turns yellow and dies anywhere from a one to two year time period. If you did right it will grow a new leaf that was bigger than the last one before it. Yes that giant thing that can resemble a small tree is one single compound leaf. when the bulb goes dormant just leave it in the soil and slightly moist. Mostly I dont really water it when it is dormant.
when growing I treat it like a normal house plant and let the top half inch or inch of the soil to dry a bit before I water again. there is a web site I found tindaraorchids.com and click on the rare plant section and you find some info and for sale.
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Re: Plants - The rarer the better.

Postby Armson » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:57 am

DianeCarter wrote:Kris,
This is not PDF related at all, but I may have a plant you would be interested in. My husband died 10 years ago, at age 42 :( We were together 23 years, and he had a really green thumb! All our years together, he had a rare plant that he called a voodoo. His grandpa (Pop) had them, I think he had got them in WWII somewhere (brought them home from the South Pacific, I think).. Anyway, over the years, Kurt would bring the bulbs in every fall, and plant them every spring (we live in northern Illinois.) When he brought the bulbs in, he would cut them back and put them in the basement. The "story " about voodoos is, if you let them flower, they smell like rotting flesh. Cut them back, and they don't flower.
Once planted in the spring, they would shoot up, and put out leaves that were spotted. They would form like an umbrella, and shoot up 4 or 5 feet tall. People stopped in front of our house every year asking about them. People actually gave Kurt a few dollars for postage, asking him to send them shoots, which he did.
A couple of years before he died, he put the bulbs in the basement without cutting them back. I would go to the basement to do laundry, and they were freaky! They grew up huge, 6 or 7 feet tall, and developed huge beautiful red flowers, which did indeed stink (like rotting flesh? don't know for sure if that's the smell, but gross!)
Anyway, I have kept them in his memory, and our daughter has a bunch as well.
Let me try to find the info on them. Several years ago my mom (also a green thumb) found them somewhere on the internet, and discovered what they were, but I just don't remember any more. I'll let you know if I can find them! They are gorgeous and really rare, at least in the US!
Diane



That is way to young, to be cashing your chips in.

Sorry for your loss.


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