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RE: new ID request

Dear Sue,

The curling of the leaves you mention is atypical and indicates a slight
distrubance in development. This may happen with the leaves when the
atmosphere is too dry or too sunny or too cold, or when the potting soil
is too dry during unfolding. Maybe there are more reasons but these are
common ones. Take your pick! 


> ----------
> From: 	Sue[SMTP:suez@northcoast.com]
> Reply To: 	aroid-l@mobot.org
> Sent: 	woensdag 14 april 1999 23:54
> To: 	hetter@vkc.nl
> Subject: 	Re: new ID request
> Hello Nancy,
> >I grew and flowered A. paeonifolius in the ground in central Ohio for
> over 20 years with no problems.<
> I have a question for you about A. paeoniifolius even though I gave my
> only nice 'big' bulb away to a friend thinking it was A. odoradus,
> then
> couldn't take it back.  I either got this one from Wilbert H., Dewey
> Fisk.  Shamefully I didn't mark that one with a name, so thank you
> both!  It was cearly marked as paeoniifolius mind you, but the mind
> was
> saying the other three I have up and growing were paeoniifolius, and
> that I had plenty when in reality they were odoradus.  I had been
> waiting for WELL over a year (going on two actually) for paeoniifolius
> to start growing, and had been sheltering it inside for that long.  I
> had no idea it could be grown outside.  It was still nice and firm
> when
> I managed to find it a new home.  Do you know what brings these out of
> dormancy?  Does it take a cold spell? I have been watering it off and
> on
> for that long, but it didn't seem to respond to wet spells.  Do you
> recall if they like to be kept dry, wet or somewhere in between once
> they do start growing so I can pass this on to my friend?  I do have
> some new little seeds from Allan Galloway (thanks Allan) to which I
> can
> apply this information also.  I have yet to see this plant.  
> There is also a question about A. odoradus that I would like to put up
> to the list.  The three plants I have growing from Wilbert (thank you
> Wilbert, they are beautiful!), are 2' tall with a leaf span of 2 1/2'
> if
> the leaves would spread out like I think they should, and this is the
> question.  They are tending to curl under even though they have grown
> out of 6" pots and into 1 gallon pots this season.  These are growing
> inside, and reach slightly toward the nearest window.  The leaves are
> cuplike to the underside.   Do the leaves naturally curl under?  Can
> these be grown outside in zone 9?   
> Thank you all,
> Sue Zunino

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