Re: Aroids growing better in water?
- Subject: Re: Aroids growing better in water?
- From: Alektra@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 10:47:28 -0500 (CDT)
In a message dated 5/29/2 4:07:59 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< If I submerge most terrestrial aroids suddenly in water would I not expect
them to die? If like some Spathiphyllum wallisii grown terrestrially they
do not, could it be they have already have "water roots" for possible
inundation to avoid drowning? >>
Yes and yes.
BUT, it is possible to propagate plants so that they grow from the START with
water roots. A species may not be able to tolerate being pulled out of a dry
pot and getting drowned; but if propagated so a baby plant grows water roots,
that species will be able to grow perfectly happy with its roots submerged.
(As you have noticed, some species don't care either way; but most do.)
Instead of attempting to submerge a plant, have you tried propagating a
specimen of the species in water?