Re: aroid recommendations
- Subject: Re: aroid recommendations
- From: "Marek Argent" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 22:27:23 +0100
I think Pistia stratiotes is not representative as
a typical blooming aroid, its lnflorescences are highly reduced.
Typhonium, Dracunculus and other "coloured"
tuberous aroids are insufficient to grow indoors. They require a lot of
light. I grew a few years ago an Arisaema amurense - http://www.wschowa.com/abrimaal/araceum/arisaema/arisaema1.htm at
home without additional lighting, just on the window and it bloomed normally.
The easiest Arisaema I think is A. flavum but it needs to spend a winter in a
I don't recommend Spathiphyllum if you are a
botanist. All plants sold in the shops are cultivars.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 11:40
Subject: [Aroid-l] aroid
I am a
lab tech at Queens College, and one of the labs I look after is the
Botany lab. In this lab, I grow Anthurium gracile which is a
constant bloomer with lots of red seed production. A nice
show. I have also started getting some blooms of A.
scandens.<--Spelling. This species is supposed to be a nice
bloomer too with nicer fruit.
I also have a species formerly
known as Typhonium varians, which I have heard has a new name. I
got it from T&C Terrariums online.
I do have one question for
you. Do you supply any arteficial lighting, and if so, where does
your college get them from. I am trying to retrofit the lab here with
some nicer lights than your average T8's.
Also, I am experimenting
with growing some jack in the pulpits indoors. So far I have
succeeded with attaining a second year growth. However, both the
Typonium and this one would be Spring
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