Re: Xanthosoma lindenii
My two cents worth.... Xanthosoma lindenii... is not really a Xanthosoma.
Dr. M. Madison put it into Caladium years ago. This might help you with
the culture. Treat it as a Caladium.
>From: Plantsman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <email@example.com>
>Date: Monday, July 10, 2000 11:40 PM
>Subject: Xanthosoma lindenii
>It grows in nature as an understory plant in tropical jungle, so IDEAL
>conditions might be air as close to 100% humidity as possible (mist), keep
>soil well-drained but moist, temps in the high 80`s, highish (low 80`s) temp
>at night also, and bright light/no sun! Circ. of air with a fan would be
>good also. I heard stories of a grower using a contraption of a mist/wall
>of circ. water that cooled and humidified his g/house that grew these to a
>giant size, he amazed people when he exibited them at the Aroid show in
>Miami (before my time!).
><I picked one of these up in a 3 gallon size container at my
>neighborhood K-Mart of all places and it was a really large
>robust plant and was marked as "Tropical Foliage". It must have
>at least a half-dozen individual shoots with very nice healthy
>leaves. I was just about in shock when I saw it sitting there
>(they had two of them). My first question is if anyone has any
>cultural hints for this attractive plant here in northeast TN
>where it's been in the 90É's F for awhile. The second one is
>when I receive this list, it appears that conversations have
>taken place between people on the list and even get to see
>picture attachments. I see the note where the letter has an
>attachment but no way to see it. Maybe I'm missing out on
>something in the way that this works.
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