Yes, this does help! Leland in Hawaii
mentioned that there can long dry spells in Brazil, but that there are many
climates and I don't know in which climate harleyi lives.
'You're putting too much
Actually, no. It was not watered often enough
for an extended period of time, however, it is now putting up two leaf
shoots while in the baggie. There is no water or damp medium in the
baggie. I have started dunking the root ball, putting it back inside the
bag and leaving it open to dry again. So the bag is simply creating a more
constant temp. around the roots. There is very little dirt within the root
ball. The roots are getting soaked then dry out before any more
Can this plant sit and wait for rains for 'long'
periods of time? How long? Are there times when it is dry for
so long that it will loose it's leaves and wait? It almost
seems like is it in a 'just sitting' stage. The roots
didn't dry out nor did they rot. They are in great shape. Another
question. Does A. harleyi need humidity for the leaves in spite
of little water for the roots? I don't have any trouble growing this
plant, but it went through such a dry spell that it's leaves began to
Thank you Marcus,
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Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 1:26
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Help for A.
You're putting too much water?
species occur in dry here in Brazil, with much sunshine, surviving on little
water. I hope
I have helped.
> Is there someone who can clue me in as to how
to save my almost-dead Anthurium harleyi? The photos show at
what point my plant is. I don't want to lose this plant. I cut off
all leaves about a month ago and put it into a plastic bag (no dirt, just air
and humidity). The leaves were green but shriveld. Either I'm
impatient or it's not showing any remorse at dying. I am thinking about
planting it into a pot and putting the pot into a plastic bag but I'm not sure
of a medium. Is there a 'best' hospital medium in a pot, inside
a ziploc for A. harleyi? It's such a tough plant and it took a
long, long time to get to this point. I suppose it will take a long long
time to come back if it has that much life left. Still, any help would
be appreciated! This plant dwindled due to dry weather as
opposed to wet weather.
> The plant root base is still green and firm. The roots
that are left are also firm. To me, it has the appearance of being
capable of growth but it's just not putting out anything new. I have to
get it into a constant environment and that's what I need to know about.
Any ideas please.
> Susan Cox
Diretoria de Pesquisas
Pesquisas Jardim Botanico RJ/MMA