I knocked over my Amorphophallus konjac this morning while I was puttering around the apartment. I decided it was a good time to repot it since it was just laying there all…exposed and such (and no one wants something who’s Latin name means shapeless penis laying around exposed) so I figured it was time to get it into a prettier pot. I’m a little scared now though…
I really hope that’s just going to be a slowwwwww to emerge leaf spike and not a flower. I’ve never grown one of these before so I’m not really sure when they break dormancy but I do know I’m not ready for a 4 foot tall flower that smells like road kill. I think it’s still too young to flower anyways so maybe I’ll be lucky. And no, I do not know why I own a plant that I don’t want to flower. I just do. Ok? Actually I would like it to flower eventually…when I have my own greenhouse that I can put it in and not smell.
I am pleased with how large the tuber got, it nearly doubled in size from when I bought it so yay for that.
It also decided that it was time to make babies I guess. I found a little small tuber attached to the mother bulb. It broke off when I was picking it up so I decided to pot it up with the mother plant. Maybe I’ll have two next year! Wait…do I really need two of these? Oh well, maybe I’ll finally have something kind of cool to trade with someone.