Re: [Aroid-l] Totem from chick.wire+sphagnum.
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Totem from chick.wire+sphagnum.
- From: "Julius Boos" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 14:11:52 +0000
<br><br><br>>From: EGoldfluss@aol.com<br>>Reply-To: Discussion of
email@example.com<br>>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Totems<br>>Date:
Thu, 12 May 2005 13:26:40 EDT
Many years ago I think it was Dewey Fsik who published an article in
Aroideana about constructing totems for aroids to attach to. It involves
bending an 18" X 4' long or so strip of 1/2" mesh 'chicken' wire around a
piece of lumber 4" X 4" in dia, joining the ends together by bending over
the little pieces of wire over the opposite sides, then packing sphagnum
into this square 'tube' using a broom stick or something like that. The
tightly packed sphagnum within the wire 'tube' was good for the roots to
grow into. You keep it watered if tou have irri. by placing a thin irri.
drip tube at the top of the totem, or just pour water into the top daily to
keep the sphagnum moist and attractive to the roots.
I use 1/4 inch hardware cloth stuffed with wet sphagnum. I secure
the<br>>cylinder with plastic airplane ties and affix it to a redwood 1
x 2 stake.
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