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Re: [aroid-l] Cultural tips for Chlorospatha?

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Cultural tips for Chlorospatha?
  • From: "ron iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 00:37:02 -0000

Wonderful!   Forget the boring lawn Gary & have a BIG pond full of your
delightful Spathiphyllum!   The thick leaved species like S. cannifolium in
water apparently tolerate/thrive in sun but the most graceful thin leaved
ones like lottsa shade.  Lynn - I don't know anything about Chlorospatha
except from the literature but I sensed it might do well in hydroculture
once it had developed "water roots"?

Best Wishes

----- Original Message -----
From: "G. D. M." <doji@interpac.net>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Cultural tips for Chlorospatha?

> Hi Michael,
> Here in Hilo, HI, Spathiphyllum is a pest.  I find it popping out in the
> middle of a lawn that is mowed every 5 days, and on a rock wall with 1"
> thick stems, both in full sun.  I agree that high humidity is beneficial
> not necessary and may be suitable for Chlorospatha as well.  My
> Spathiphyllums do grow in the water - a flowing stream, temp. 67F- but all
> are rooted on land and extend out into the water but continue to grow and
> grow and etc.
> Good luck, Gary
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aroideae@aol.com>
> To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 12:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Cultural tips for Chlorospatha?
> > hi ron,
> >     i don't know about trying to grow them in water, although some do
> occur
> > occasionally as emergent-aquatics, it isn't their normal habit.  the
> > range in habitat is pretty narrow.  in cultivation, they don't like
> or
> > 'cold', but i would say they prefer temps. on the cool end, below 80
> F.
> >
> > lynn
> > A suggestion not a "tip" - Why not try slowly submersing their pots
> > weeks in warm
> > water?  Spathiphyllum can grow supremely this way & even brief drying
> > can be lethal?   Maybe Chlorospatha are similiar? Also, like
> > do they
> > like narrow
> > temperature ranges better, say
> > 70F(21C) to 85F (about 29C)?  And enough shade?  In the Selva only the
> > uppermost leaves of the canopy which have frequent reviving rains or
> > marginal water plants which are in water are in the brightest sun ?   Do
> not
> > the rest live in
> > habitats with much narrower & more equitable water, light & temperature
> > conditions?   Could their stenothermality be one reason why we find some
> > plants "difficult" or susceptible to pathogens e.g. Cylindrocladium in
> > Spaths in Florida where temperature range can be not 10-15F but over
> > 50F?!!!!  Spathiphyllum grow best where their conditions are controlled
> > within very narrow limits.  To keep them in peak colour & condition
> > one keep Chlorospatha & much else warm but not hot or cold & attend to
> their
> > other preferences  not rely on their tolerances?   Hope these few
> > are of interest
> >
> > R
> >

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