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Re: aquatic spathiphyllum

  • Subject: Re: aquatic spathiphyllum
  • From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 23:40:07 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Eduardo!

Sorry, S. floribundum & its relative(s) seem to be from Colombia not Brazil?
I assume both are common house plants even in Brazil?  Certainly, amongst
the loveliest of the genus but they like very moist well drained soil.   So,
what happens if you gradually immerse them in swamp or stream conditions?
Are they common in  Nurseries in Brazil?  Are Spaths grown terrestrially or
sometimes as helo/rheophytes in Brazilian horticulture?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon@hotmail.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 4:31 AM
Subject: Re: aquatic spathiphyllum

Hi Ron,

   Well, my two forms of S. floribundum are truly terrestrial, but I have
never collected them in the wild! My plants are from cultivated origin, so I
collected them in a plastic pot...



>From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
>Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Subject: Re: aquatic spathiphyllum
>Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 10:17:24 -0500 (CDT)
>Dear Eduardo!
>Thank you!  Your observations were most motivating for my further
>experiments!  Especially "I have never seen a truly terrestrial
>Spathiphyllum in Brazil"  WOW! that is REALLY something.  Not even species
>of Section Amomophyllum which is for me most beautiful?  How about the
>"velvety" S. floribundum & its close species/sub-species?
>I wonder just how many aroid species can be BETTER cultured emersed, it
>might make cultivation so much easier &, wit fishes, exciting?
>The Best
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon@hotmail.com>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 12:34 AM
>Subject: Re: aquatic spathiphyllum
>Dear Petra and Ron,
>     Just to remember: Spathiphyllum gardneri (from Central Brazil) grows
>river banks and most plants are usually flooded during the rainy season. I
>am not meaning a wet foot, but I am talking about completely submerged
>plants (sometimes only infructescences out of the water) for a month or
>In Amazonas state (Brazil), as well as in Venezuela, Spathiphyllum
>cannifolium grows in full sunlight in swamps, together with Urospatha and
>some Montrichardia. I have also collected Spathiphyllum humboldtii growing
>submerged up to the middle of its petioles close to French Guiana. The same
>situation in a potential new species of Spathiphyllum in Acre (I think Tom
>is describing this one)  that was growing in a completely swampy area. I
>have never collected in Costa Rica or Colombia, but all Brazilian species
>Spathiphyllum I have seem are helophytes or rheophytes. In fact, I have
>never seen a truly terrestrial Spathiphyllum in Brazil!
>                             Best wishes,
>                                       Eduardo.
> >From: "Petra Schmidt" <petra@plantdelights.com>
> >Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
> >To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> >Subject: aquatic spathiphyllum
> >Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 16:58:09 -0500 (CDT)
> >
> >Hey Ron...there was a craze here in the USA, well, maybe just the
> >with spathiphyllum plants being grown in huge glass jars...the kits were
> >sold by Walmart and included colored marbles for the jar, a beta fish and
> >spathiphyllum...the roots of the spath grew down into the jar, kept the
> >fish
> >fed and happy and the plant happy...these "arrangements" were seen in
> >dental
> >offices, doctor's offices, bank lobbies, restaurants, and anywhere else
> >could imagine; those who had one, loved them...
> >I have seen spaths offered in the water garden areas in garden
> >centers/nurseries and have seen them growing pretty much as emergent
> >aquatics.
> >Petra
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Eduardo G. Goncalves
Laboratorio de Fitoquimica
Depto. de Botanica - IB
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Caixa Postal 11461 - CEP 05422-970
Sao Paulo - SP - BRAZIL
e-mail: edggon@hotmail.com
Phone: 55 11 3091-7532
FAX  : 55 11 3091-7547

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