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Re: [aroid-l] Remusatia vivipara

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Remusatia vivipara
  • From: "Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden" htbg@ilhawaii.net
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 13:51:40 -1000

Here is what Plant Delights Nursery has to say...

This bizarre genus of easy-to-grow aroids usually occurs in the wild as
epiphytes (growing without soil on trees or rocks). Despite this alternate
lifestyle, R. vivipara makes a superb garden plant in the soil as well. In
late spring, the very glossy green leaves emerge, forming a dwarf clump to
2-3' tall. Once the tuber is large enough, the new foliage will be
accompanied by the cool fragrant yellow flowers. In late summer, remusatias
show why they were banished into a separate genus with their bizarre stolons
that arise from the tuber and grow erect to 10" tall. Each stolon is laden
with tiny fuzzy hooked tubercles (bulbils in need of a shave), which can be
used to propagate more plants. In Third World countries, a rub derived from
the tubers is used to treat arthritic pain. If you like unusual plants, this
is a must!


> hey all,
> last year i received a plant of R. vivipara, which
> promptly went dormant (or was dormant when it
> arrived).  last week, it has resprouted, with several
> new leaves.  however, the old stems are still there
> and i'm wondering if there's any function to them, or
> i can remove them.  these old stems are dry on the
> outside, but when you cut them, they are still green
> inside.
> =========
> tsuh yang
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