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Re: aroid recommendations

  • Subject: Re: aroid recommendations
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 20:52:20 +0100

A very beautiful plant. As I can't have it could I publish your photos in Araceum with due credits (your name under the photos)?
Marek Argent
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:48 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] aroid recommendations

Hello Marek,

I was able to grow a plant sold to me as Typhonium varians under 6 T5, 54 watt, 4100K grow lights. So, it very easy I think to grow this species under artificial lighting.

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 cold place.

I don't recommend Spathiphyllum if you are a botanist. All plants sold in
the shops are cultivars.


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