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Re: [Aroid-l] Epiphytic philodendron culture

The technique was still in good use when I worked there a mere 35 years  
ago. No doubt it still works today.

On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 07:50:31 -0400, Derek Burch <derek@horticulturist.com>  

> Hi Calvin,
> When I worked for Bob Wilson at Fantastic Gardens in Miami (about fifty
> years ago I realise with a shock), he had perfected that technique, and  
> we
> would laboriously produce gorgeous totems of various aroids by making  
> two or
> three passes through the growth cycle. So, yes, it should work for you,  
> and
> I think that strong light will also help the process along, simulating  
> the
> growth up through the forest canopy.
> Derek
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com  
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
> On Behalf Of Isla Verde
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 11:41 PM
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Epiphytic philodendron culture
> Hello all:
> I know that some philodendrons need to climb higher in order to get  
> bigger
> leaves. The problem is, I don't have all the vertical space for them. So
> could I just top off the plant and stick the cutting back onto ground  
> level
> and expect the leaves to maintain/increase their sizes from there?
> Thank you
> Calvin
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