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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> 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,
> I think that strong light will also help the process along, simulating
> growth up through the forest canopy.
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> Hello all:
> I know that some philodendrons need to climb higher in order to get
> 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
> and expect the leaves to maintain/increase their sizes from there?
> Thank you
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