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Re: Synandrospadix

  • Subject: Re: Synandrospadix
  • From: Susan Cooper <coops@execpc.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 11:13:32 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Geoff,
Just to add my two cents, my synandrospadix grows just fine here in
Wisconsin, zone 5.  I got my seedling at the IAS meeting in Sept 2000.  It
made it through the winter just fine (in the house, with not that much
light) and even survived me knocking it over and breaking off 1 of it's two
leaves.  In other words, if it survives for me, it must be easy to grow!
At 10:11 AM 5/26/01 -0500, you wrote:
>hi geoff, 
>treat the synandrospadix seedlings as you would any other, with a good  
> in other words, don't let them  
>dry out but don't keep them wet. do fertilize and you'll have nice little  
>tubers in a year. in the first year, they've not gone dormant on me, but
> they like good  
> once established beyond the seedling stage, they require heavy water  
> as to  
> it's a fairly high elevation plant (mine is  
> deni bown  
>lost hers to excessive cold. 
>Me again, 
>Does anyone out there have much experience of growing Synandrospadix? The  
>seeds from the distribution some months ago (many thanks!!) have finally  
>germinated and I am wondering what the best conditions are for them .  
>the literature about their distribution I would imagine rather hot and  
>subject to dryish spells, I believe they grow in rather rocky areas i.e.  
>rather like Dracunculus in Europe but I might be completely wrong. Any  
>advise/tips on the care of them when young would be appreciated. 
>Geoffrey Kibby 
>in sunny, warm London 

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