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Re: Growing A. titanum in South Florida

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Growing A. titanum in South Florida
  • From: B Piilani Brady <citromatic@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 19:18:17 -0500 (CDT)

Now to add a twist.  I'm moving from Seattle to
San Diego in late June and will have an entirely
new climate to play in.  Within reason I'm
guessing having a small misting system would help
tremendously?  Any southern California (or
similar climate) Amorphophallus growers welcome
to add their thoughts.

Thanks again to all!

--- SelbyHort@aol.com wrote:
> Susan,
> The west coast of Florida is much dryer than
> the east coast almost any time
> of year...but in both places we are now in very
> severe drought conditions,
> almost all the grass is dead unless you water
> it continuously, which you
> can't do legally because SW FL water
> restrictions now only allow one day per
> week, absolutely no car washing or sidewalk
> washing, and even hand watering
> annuals and smaller plants in the yard is also
> restricted to one day (the
> water police are out in Hillsborough county -
> Tampa - and they have levied
> fines up to $500 for non-compliance). River and
> lake levels are some of the
> lowest in many years. Brush fires are a major
> hazard now. Temperatures are
> climbing each day. Generally our rains begin in
> late May on a regular basis,
> but sometimes it is late June before there is
> enough moisture in the air to
> kick in those daily convectional afternoon
> rains and sometimes it even takes
> a late season hurricane or tropical depression
> to really dump enough rain to
> replenish aquifer levels for the next dry
> season. Indeed, it is now dry and
> dusty in SW Florida!
> There are similar conditions in S. California
> each summer, but their
> situation is much more critical since we always
> have more humidity even in
> our driest time. Leather, books and almost
> anything will mold here if you
> don't use your air conditioner or at least a
> de-humidifer year round.
> Donna Atwood
> << To add to the South Florida conversation,
>  Where did you live that it was dry and dusty?
>  When I lived in West Palm Beach (hi Ju-Ju) it
> would rain every afternoon in
>  the summer.
>  And the winters weren't all that dry either.
>  The leather shoes in my closet got moldy from
> the humidity!
>   >>

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