Re: Re: [Aroid-l] Cold-hardiest Climbing Aroids?
- Subject: Re: Re: [Aroid-l] Cold-hardiest Climbing Aroids?
- From: David SCHERBERICH <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 10:52:24 +0100 (CET)
Rhaphidophora decursiva and R. glauca which are common in the subtropical Himalaya are probably very cold tolerant too,
though I don't know to what point ...
With best regards,
> Message du 19/12/04 01:07
> De : "William H Anderson" <email@example.com>
> A : "Discussion of aroids" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Objet : Re: [Aroid-l] Cold-hardiest Climbing Aroids?
> I am growing Syngonium podophyllum on live oak trees since the summer of
> 2000. The first winter, before they were climbing, 17F (in the open) burned
> a few leaves on the ground hugging stems. Since then the plants have climbed
> at least 12 feet up the live oak and have never been seriously damaged by
> temperatures typically in the low 20s (we are zone 9a near Brunswick, GA).
> According to the University of South Florida's web page (ISB Atlas of
> Vascular Plants) this species has naturalized as far North are Gainesville,
> FL. Interestingly the attractive variegated juvenile foliage reverts to
> solid green as the leaves assume the adult multilobed shape.
> Monstera friedrichsthalii usually looses its leaves during the winter but
> new leaves rapidly grow as soon as the weather begins to warm. It too has
> grown about 12 feet up a neighboring live oak. I consider this species to be
> an experiment in progress, as it outgrew its indoor location.
> These plants have a NE exposure and are close to our "L" shaped two story
> The Syngonium is doing so well that it is invading areas intended for other
> plants. I could make some cuttings available next spring to interested
> parties. Realize they need to become well established in the ground before
> they begin to climb.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Julius Boos" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:12 AM
> Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Cold-hardiest Climbing Aroids?
> > >From: RAYMOMATTLA@cs.com
> > >Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <email@example.com>
> > >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > >Subject: [Aroid-l] Cold-hardiest Climbing Aroids?
> > >Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 19:45:38 EST
> > >
> > Dear Raymond,
> > I`d GUESS the Philo`s and some Monsteras are the best in cold, M.
> > (and P. 'selloum') take a LOT of cold here in Florida. Maybe Tom Croat
> > could give the names of some of the far-South growing Philos/Monsteras,
> > I do not know if these are available in cultivation.
> > The Best,
> > Julius
> > >>>>I dont expect anyone to tell me there are any climbing Aroids that
> > >>>>live
> > >in my climate (USDA 7b-8a) which can drop to 10-15F each winter, but
> > any
> > >of the experts know which of the climbing aroids can be considered the
> > >hardiest? I have heard Epipremnum aureum is growing as far north as
> > Southern Georgia
> > >(USA) but probably not permanently. Ive seen it personally growing
> > quite tall
> > >up pine trees as far north as Jacksonville Florida. Are there any
> > >climbers (Rhaphidophora? Monstera?) that could take some winter cold
> > with minimal
> > >damage?
> > >Thanks,
> > >Michael Mattlage
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