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Re: Anthurium splendidum

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Anthurium splendidum
  • From: Denis <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 15:56:07 -0600 (CST)

Notes as to what is A. splendidum:

Tom Croat told me that there was a taxanomic readjustment to the names we are
using for several different species which look very similar. Some California
collector had collected the "true" A. splendidum in a sandy stream (semi moist)
bed. This variety really needs the high humidity, it does best in a humidity
tent. I know cause I killed the piece that I had because I could not keep it
comfortable on my benches. Croat said the species we were calling "A.
here in the Miami area has now been renamed A. luxuriens. It will grow more
easily than the real A. splendidum  although more slowly than most Anthuriums.
Maybe I've got this story wrong but some one correct me if I have.

Denis at Silver Krome

Neil Carroll wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jay Vannini <interbnk@infovia.com.gt>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 4:12 PM
> Subject: Anthurium splendidum
> > Question to those "in the know" - I have been experimenting with different
> > temperature regimens and mediums for a couple of Anthurium splendidum (sl)
> > that I have for two years now, and still haven't obtained any joy from
> these
> > little buggers. Checked locality data for collections on the Tropicos
> > database last week and noted that they have been collected at low
> elevations
> > in the Choco. This suggests hot, extremely wet culture - something I
> haven't
> > tried yet. Also saw that Selby's are doing well under "warm" conditions.
> Any
> > suggestions, folks?
> >
> These plants require very humid conditions. The phrase "extremely wet
> culture" may be misleading....these are not aquatic plants. The trick is
> keeping as high humidity as possible without rotting the plant. Fog not mist
> would be very helpful. A 'fog chamber' on a smaller scale would be helpful.
> These plants should be treated like epiphytes as to their potting mix and
> container. A slated basket with an extremly fast draining mix should be a
> start. It is still not likely that this plant will do well without constant
> high ( 80% +) humidity.
> This is not the plant of Exotica or the front cover a a long ago Aroideana.
> Correct?
> Neil
> >

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