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Re: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus

>Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 20:30:54 -0500 (CDT)
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>From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon@hotmail.com>
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>Subject: Re: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus
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>Subject: Re: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus
>Dear Jim and Andrew,
>     I still don't grow Synandrospadix vermitoxicus, but maybe I have some
>information on Spathicarpoids that can be usefull. The first thing is that
>most Spathicarpoids like plenty of light. In the field, they are usually
>found in disturbed portions of the forest, mainly in sunny spots. Maybe some
>direct sunlight (early in the morning, for instance) may make your
>Synandrospadix happier. The biggest and strongest plants of Taccarum
>warmingii as well as T. weddellianum are found under direct sun! The leaves
>are usually slightly yellowish, but the tubers can become really big. Other
>thing is that it seems to like well-drained soil. Maybe the substrate you
>are using is too heavy for Synandrospadix. It occurs in rocky or somewhat
>sandy soils at the Chaco vegetation, usually among spiny shrubs and small
>and dangerous spiny trees. Believe me, the Chaco vegetation doesn't look
>like the Garden of Eden! I went there once, two years ago, and maybe I still
>have some scars... Maybe you should make the habitat of your plant more
>harshy! Also, a good clue is to put some limestone (powder) on your
>substrate. Most Spathicarpoids (with exception of the helophytes) enjoy it.
>If nothing works, buy a ticket to Bolivia and let your plant go home! (Just
>                              Best wishes,
>                                      Eduardo.
>>From: "James W. Waddick" <jim-jim@swbell.net>
>>Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
>>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>>Subject: Synandrospadix vermitoxicus
>>Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 21:38:24 -0500 (CDT)
>> >Dear All,
>>	I receive the following note from the International Bulb
>>Society and am passing along for comments and advice. Appreciate any
>>suggestions for Andrew and please send comments to me if you prefer
>>	Thanks		Jim W.
>> >I am curious about Synandrospadix vermitoxicus. It comes from
>> >the mountains of Bolivia. With veined leaves and purple flowers with
>> >black markings, it is eye-catching when happy.
>> >
>> >If someone is familiar with the plant do say so. Mine has not increased
>> >in size in five years. It blooms a little each year but is not nearly so
>> >vigorous as I believe it should. It is growing in a three gallon
>> >container in a humus-rich mix and is in partial shade. In winter I just
>> >keep it like Amorphophallus, leaving it dry after it dies down.
>> >
>> >Andrew
>> >San Diego, California
>>Dr. James W. Waddick
>>8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
>>Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
>>Ph.    816-746-1949
>>E-fax  419-781-8594
>>Zone 5 Record low -23F
>>	Summer 100F +
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