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Re: Monstera question..

  • Subject: Re: Monstera question..
  • From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix@msn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:44:28 -0500

Hi Russ & everybody,
  Thank you, Russ, I was kind of wondering about that, lol. I had been asked if that was the variety I had, and I didn't know. I had seen the Thai Constellation on a website, and saw that, like you mentioned, it was more expensive with that name attached. Ha Ha!
                                  Thanks again,
                                      Sherry
                                      TheTropix@msn.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Bluesea
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera question..

Sherry, regarding your question about the name Thai Constellation, that name is simply a renaming for commercial purposes
of an old variegated form of Monstera deliciosa.  You may in fact see the same clone with other names from other commercial
sources.  Catchy new names on plants that have been around for decades seems to be the order of the day with nurseries these days.

Russ
central Fla

Sherry Gates wrote:
Hi Marek and all the Folks on Aroid-l,
  I think you are right about M. deliciosa 'Borsigiana'. I have the variegated form and have found that it grows at a reasonable quick rate.  I would like thank everyone who gave me information! I do also have the Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, M. adansonii & a couple of others as well, so I'm pretty sure these aren't the same plant. The larger leaved variegated Monstera deliciosa is younger than the small leaved form, and I'm pretty sure they're not going to get any larger, at least nowhere near the size of the other. So many questions! Smiley emoticon 
   Thank you, and the other folks who spoke up, for helping me out on this.
                          Sherry
                          southeast Texas
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera question..

Helo,
 
Monstera pertusa (propeerly M. adansonii) is a quite different species,
I think you writing about the smaller form of M. deliciosa you mean M. delicosa 'Borsigiana'
Don't be deceived by the filename, once I also thought it was M. pertusa.

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