Friday, May 6, 2011


"Phyllis", the Amorphophallus Konjac, was given to us by Bob S. when we left North Dakota 4 years ago.  Bob was 1 of Richard's colleagues up North.  Phyllis is just a delight.  She is dormant during the Winter, when we keep her in the dark of the basement.  As Spring begins to whisper of her arrival, Melanie puts Phyllis into a pot.  As the Soil warms and the Light becomes stronger and longer, Phyllis begins to grow.  She will get big.  When she is at the peak of her maturity, she will produce a flower, which has a horrible scent.  When that happens, we will move her away from the house. 

For now, she is just over an inch tall.  It is hard to imagine the power of that Bulb.

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