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Re: Aroid-L Digest, Vol 54, Issue 20

  • Subject: Re: Aroid-L Digest, Vol 54, Issue 20
  • From: "Mark McCauley" <Hort.doc@att.net>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:04:27 -0700

>How about a Spathiphyllum? They're easy to grow and almost always in bloom.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
> On 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 spadix.
>
>
>
>     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.
>
>
>
> Carol McCarthy
>
>
>
> carol.mccarthy@mail.wvu.edu
>
> West Virginia University - Dept. of Biology
>
> Greenhouse Manager
>
>
>
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