I would recommend Spathicarpa. These plant bloom
frequently, and can stay small if you divide them frequently. For something
REALLY small, try Lemma or Wolfia.
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Behalf Of Carol McCarthy
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 11:51 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] aroid recommendations
Hello Good People,
I work at a university greenhouse that supports,
among other things, the teaching of a plant taxonomy class. Can you please
recommend some species in the Araceae family that I could grow for the class?
Requirements: 1) Tropical or subtropical, a year round
greenhouse grower. 2) Can be kept to about a 6 inch pot size or smaller and
be a blooming size plant. 3) Ideally the plant would bloom fairly often or
could be convinced to bloom around the second half of September in a greenhouse
in the USA, West Virginia. 4) flower structure, fairly typical spathe and
I have lurked on this list a while so I am somewhat
familiar with the family. I can supply dry and or cool resting periods or
extra heat and or light to encourage the plant at the needed time of the year.
I would prefer a true species but an example is much better than no example.
Between this greenhouse and another on campus we have several examples of
species in the family but they are mostly philodendrons and Dieffenbachia that
either don't bloom very often or only bloom when they are larger plants than we
are usually able to accommodate.
If you suggest something out of the ordinary, which
I personally would prefer, please include some hints on where to obtain plants.
Feel free to reply publicly or privately.
Thanks for any help on this.
West Virginia University - Dept. of Biology
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