Re: [aroid-l] Germinating titanium seeds
I'm trying the 1:1 mix of sphagnum and perlite suggested by Peter Boyce as
one possibility in an earlier thread. I put my hewitii seed in this and
once I added bottom heat I've got 7-out-of-10 now up. Hopefully the titanum
will appreciate a similar treatment. Once they germinate I know that Phipps
Conservatory here in Pittsburgh, PA grows there titanum (about 6-8 of them)
in a 1:1 mix of turface and small pine bark so I thought I'd give that a
try. If any of the experts here think that is a bad idea I'd happily change
some of the seedlings to a different mix. As always, thanks for any advice
in advance. Hopefully in the next couple of years the Phipps titanum will
be making the news with some blooms!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Gordon" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Germinating titanium seeds
> On 23 Jun 2004, at 01:11, Mitch . wrote:
> > I just got my seeds in the mail and they are HUGE. Even after looking
> > at pictures of them for years I was not prepared for just how enormous
> > these things are.
> > Now can someone let a novice like me know the best way to germinate
> > them and care for them? I've read they germinate easily but are
> > difficult to care for untill they get some size.
> > Mitch
> Ive got mine in a soil
> " recommended compost mix (as used at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) is
> 2 parts loam
> 2 parts coir
> 1 part grit
> 2 parts fine bark
> 2 parts medium bark
> 2 parts perlite or vermiculite.
> This is a very free draining mix so be prepared to feed at least twice
> a week with a balanced fertilizer (we strongly recommend Miracle Gro).
> Decrease watering and feeding during autumn and keep barely moist in
> frost free conditions over winter. Look for signs of growth (usually
> late spring to early summer) and gradually increase watering."
> planted in 6" pots with plastic bags over them, and i plug the
> propogator in in the eves at the moment, its been a bit colder here in
> UK the last few nights!
> Both my hewitti seeds germinated happily in this.
> The soil info was taken from this page
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