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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

The Titan Family

Just a quick update on the Titan project. It’s been six months since I planted Betty’s berries and I now have a small family of Titans (aka amorphophallus titanum).


Since Titans produce seeds infrequently, the seeds themselves germinate at different rates – a handy evolutionary advantage so that the seeds don’t compete with each other. So even though I planted all the seeds at the same time, you can see that they’re all at different stages of growth.

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Man, those are so awesome. I love watching Amorphophallus develop year after year, although I’ve never started any from seed. I’d love an A. titanum, but $60 for a corm the size of a quarter on eBay is a bit much for my tastes!

Posted by Kenneth Moore on 15 May 2012 @ 11am

Ohwow, never knew that about Titans… that evolutionary tactic is what makes nature so astounding! I really cannot wait to see how they grow more and more! You certainly have the ideal growing conditions… so jealous. >D

Posted by Donna B. on 15 May 2012 @ 11am


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