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Re: Help for A. harleyi

  • Subject: Re: Help for A. harleyi
  • From: "Marcus Nadruz" <mnadruz@jbrj.gov.br>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:31:51 -0200

Hi Susan,

The humidity in the localities of occurrence varies from 40 to 90%, depending on the season. For fruit production, unfortunately the species needs a pollinator, flies or bees.

Marcus

> Hello Marcus,
>
> Thank you again for responding Marcus.
>
> I dunk them in water with some fish emulsion mixed in every once in awhile,
> leaves and all, but not very often.  They don't appear to need much
> fertilizer.  I need to say that my A. harleyi went through many months
> without much water.  It was neglected it for periods so long that the leaves
> finally shriveled.  It's no wonder that it is still alive, considering it's
> native conditions.  It loves it inside the house as long as it is dunked
> once in awhile.  I have wood heat so it gets some pretty high temperatures,
> which it didn't seem to mind.  It didn't even seem to mind being neglected
> for  long periods, but this was too long a period.
>
> Marcus, in it's native habitat, even though there can be long periods of
> drought, is there any humidity in the air at all?
> I do wonder if A. harleyi will produce seed all by itself?  Is it
> apomictic/asexual?
>
> Thank you,
> Susan Cox
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marcus Nadruz" <mnadruz@jbrj.gov.br>
> To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 2:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Help for A. harleyi
>
> > Hi Susan,
> >
> > Sorry the delay in responding.
> > This species grows in arid areas of high temperatures, with
> > long time without rain (sometimes more than two months), but
> > it does not lose their leaves, is not seasonal. It would be
> > the type of fertilizer you are using? or temperature where
> > it is growing?
> >
> > Marcus
> >
> >> Hello Marcus,
> >>
> >> 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 water?'
> >>
> >> 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 dunking.
> >>
> >> 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 shrivel.
> >>
> >> Thank you Marcus,
> >> Susan
> >>   ----- Original Message -----
> >>   From: Marcus Nadruz
> >>   To: Discussion of aroids
> >>   Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 1:26 AM
> >>   Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Help for A. harleyi
> >>
> >>   Hi Susan,
> >>
> >>   You're putting too much water? This species
> >> occur in dry here in Brazil, with much sunshine,
> >> surviving on little water. I hope I have helped.
> >>
> >>   Marcus
> >>
> >>   > Hello all,
> >>   >
> >>   > 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.   >     > Thank you!   > Susan
> >> Cox
> >>
> >>   Marcus A. Nadruz Coelho
> >>   Pesquisador
> >>   Diretoria de Pesquisas
> >>   Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico RJ/MMA
> >>   21 32042144
> >>   (http://www.jbrj.gov.br)
> >>
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Diretoria de Pesquisas
Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico RJ/MMA
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