Re: Philodendron seeds
- To: lindsey
- Subject: Re: Philodendron seeds
- From: Tom Croat <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:50:33 -0600
> Dear aroiders
> Back in 1991 I received a seed catalog from"Alvim Seidel", a nursery in
> Santa Catarina, Brazil. Their list included a large number of
> Philodendron species (around 35) and a few Anthuriums and Spathiphyllums.
> Their minimum quantity was 1000 seeds, but they had agreed to sell me
> smaller quantities (approx.100) for 30% of the 1000 seed price. This
> ranged from $8 -$40 per 1000, so around $2.50 - $12 per 100 . No doubt
> the 1997 prices will be higher.
> I would like to know whether any other aroiders have any experience with
> these people and I would like to hear from them if they have. Perhaps
> Eduardo in Brazil knows of them. I am thinking about ordering some
> Philodendron seed but 100 seeds per species is way more than I would need
> or want. Is anyone interested in sharing some of this seed if I do order
> some? I plan to fax them and ask them to fax me their latest catalog
> Has anyone experience with raising Philodendron species from seed ?
> I look forward to any assistance
> As an example , some of the species on their list include:
> P.adamantimum,colombianum,crassihyrzum,eichleri,eximium,giganteum,grandifolium,myrmecophyllum,pittieri,pseudoradiatum,saxicolum,speciosum etc.
> kind regards
> Neil Crafter
Neil: I frequently plant Philodendron seeds and they usually to very
well. I think the Brazilian species would do particularly well since I
recall that I once got seeds of Philodendron bipinnatifidum and they
arrived dry but still germinated. Seeds from the Andes have to be kept
humid to survive so far as I know.
I will check with Simon Mayo on your question about Phil.
evansii. He did a revision of subg. Meconostigma so if anyone knows
about the derivation of that plant he would know.
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