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Get to know the Amorphophallus Titanum Plant for Home Gardens

    Jasa Tukang Taman Surabaya. Titan Arum is present throughout the Barisan mountain range in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Its main distribution center covers about 300 x 100 km on the western slopes in the secondary rainforests from 1,200 m sea level.

    It prefers moist soils and open areas where it develops into groups of individuals at all stages of development (Hetterscheid,

    1998). In the description that follows, the life cycle of Titan Arum is described to allow a better understanding of its growth characteristics.

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    Jasa Tukang taman Surabaya Get to know the Amorphophallus Titanum Plant for Home Gardens

    Plants grow at intervals interrupted by periods of dormancy. It produces either a gigantic leaf or, having reached the critical size of the tuber, inflorescences. the tuber produces only one leaf at a time.

    This can reach an impressive size and looks like a small tree. The petiole of a mature plant can grow up to three meters in height. The white circular markings on the petiole resemble lichens and this mimicry phenomenon is described in detail in Barthlott (1995).

    The lamina is at least 3 times dissected and that on a recent leaf of a mature Titan Arum in Bonn was 5.2 m in diameter. It covers an area of ​​22m² and a leaf can last from 9 to 24 months. 

    Young plants only keep their leaves for 6 months. The tuber is able to double its weight during the vegetative period. When has reached about 15 kg, is mature and can produce a leaf or inflorescence after dormancy.

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