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Re: [Aroid-l] philodendron verrucosum

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] philodendron verrucosum
  • From: "Steve Ritchey" sritchey@shreve.net
  • Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 21:05:07 -0600

The Xanthosoma atrovirens albomarginata  is one of my favorites.  Mainly they seem to like a sandy soil without a lot of organic content that can get soggy and they like to dry out quite a bit between watering.  They are most reliable in raised beds here.  During spring flooding or summer hurricanes they can stay too wet,causing the roots to die back to the tuber and the tops to die back, but then they recover, reroot, and start growing again as it dries up.
I grew up on the peninsula and the p. verrucosum is definitely much easier there than in Texas.
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Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] philodendron verrucosum

 if it's possible in your climate, put it in the ground.  it will get huge and beautiful.

gee, i don't have any trouble with p. verrucosum either. if i keep up with tying the internodes to a pole, the leaves stay large (7"); if i forget and let the stems wander, the leaves get small again (3"). it's in my master bath under a frosted skylight, high 80 degrees in summer, low 60 degrees in winter - i.e. much less temperature variation than in my greenhouse. humidity is moderate - not as high as in my greenhouse. 
the aroid i keep killing is xanthosoma atrovirens albomarginata. buy it, kill it, buy it kill it. i'm thinking of buying another, so any tips would be appreciated. 
john smolowe 
menlo park, ca. 
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