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Re: I need to borrow a photo!

  • Subject: Re: I need to borrow a photo!
  • From: Brian Williams <pugturd@windstream.net>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:34:27 -0400

Steve I have to agree that the Spathiphyllums do love water I have had 
them growing in wet conditions for years. I think that their may be some 
truth to both sides. Your plant looks great and healthy but your water 
is probably slightly oxygenated and very warm. Other who may have them 
growing in stagnate or less oxygenated water would get much different 
results. I have found this to be the same with even water loving aroids 
like Urospatha and Cytrosperma species. If the water is heated 
oxygenated and moving you have a perfect environment for them. Another 
complaint in the aquatic world would be the fact that Spathiphyllums 
would not survive under water for long periods of time like Lagenadra or 
Anubias. I just recently expanded my collection on these and some 
cryptos. So far they are doing well under constant misting.
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