Re: growing under flourescents


On Thu, 16 Jan 1997 crat@cris.com wrote:

> I just changed jobs and moved from an office with fairly decent outside
> light to a cublicle that is lit only by flourescent ceiling lights
> <sigh>.  Any suggests out there on what aroids I might try growing (and
> won't drive everyone out of the building while blooming <grin>)?

Spathicarpa saggitifolia did amazingly well under fluorescents in my
office.  Its leaves turned deep green, and it flourished.  In fact, it did
not like at all when it got moved later to a brighter spot. 

Alocasia `Green velvet' also did great. 

Anthurium scherzerianum did ok-ish. 

Amorphophallus prainnii did ok-ish, but was visibly less vigorous than the
one I had at home close to a southeasterly window. 

Amorphophallus titanum existed, but without much visible progress.  It
still has its original petiole from 13 months ago. 

Colocasia antiquorum illustris existed, perhaps very slowly declining. 

Arisaema taiwanensis was OK, but then did not like at all being moved
outdoors into shade (weak stem, could not handle more than just a slight
breeze without bowing down). 

Arisaema candidissimum did OK, but when it went dormant, the tuber was
smaller than a year before. 

KK


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