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Fwd: Homalonema species longevity


---Phil Pettitt <philbee10@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>  I work at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, i look after a collection
> of 
> Aroids for Dr Alistair Hay. We seem to have problems with Homalonema
sp.
> The problem seems to be that we have a research collection with
> accessions 
> of plant material up to 8 years old. Many of our plants refuse to
> thrive or even grow no 
> matter how we change their cultural conditions. They just sit there,
> even 
> though when they first entered the collection they grew strongly.
> 
> We have determined that some species fall over and root further along
> the 
> stem so we have tried potting them lower into the mix with some
success.
> Any further information in improving their life span, propagation
> methods
> and or cultural info would be much appreciated.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Phil Pettitt
> 
> 
>
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