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Re: aroid recommendations

  • Subject: Re: aroid recommendations
  • From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:57:12 -0600


Dear Tindomal Er-Murzor:


        We do use artificial lighting during the winter days, especially if it is overcast outside, not necessarily for the health of the plants since they seem to survive ok in winter months but as much as anything just to lighten up the place to make it less dreary to work. Our lights are just standard fluorescent bulbs so far as I know. I have never tried raising jack in the pulpits indoors but I guess if you have a cool greenhouse I don’t know why you could not.



From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Tindomul Er-Murazor
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 4:41 PM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject: [Aroid-l] aroid recommendations



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 bloomers.


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