Title: Re: [Aroid-l] Wind
One version of the cinder block wall can be found at <http://www.pottedstore.com/post/potteds-diy-cinderblock-wall/> - it certainly bears some thought and exploration – neat idea in the right place. With any twist-tie I would recommend first making a loop around the stake and tightening it with a couple of twists such that the twist-tie will stay at the desired elevation – then wrap the ends around the petiole and twist the ends a time or two and you’re all set.
On 11/18/11 8:02 AM, "DAVID LEEDY" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thank you Jonathan. The cinder block idea is certainly worth considering.
I am concerned that the wind will bend/break the petiole/peduncle. If I used a normal stake (e.g. bamboo), there is nothing to hold a tie (plastic or ?) in place on the plant, so it has to be on the stake. I might use a little larger stake and staple the tie in place. Just wondering what others had tried or thought of.
--- On Thu, 11/17/11, Ertelt, Jonathan B <jonathan.ertelt@Vanderbilt.Edu> wrote:
From: Ertelt, Jonathan B <jonathan.ertelt@Vanderbilt.Edu>
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Wind
To: "Discussion of aroids" <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 9:45 PM
It depends to some extent on what you are concerned that the wind will do. Stakes of several varieties could be used for single petiole leaves and such - or if you think that the whole thing might blow over, i.e. pot and all, use a plastic pot and drive a piece of rebar through the bottom and into the ground. Alternatively, with smaller pots you can set them down into cinder blocks - I actually just recently saw a cinder block wall treatment where some of the cinder blocks were half sticking out of the wall, i.e. perpendicular to the majority of the wall, such that 1/2 the block could then be filled with a soil mix after screening had been glued to the bottom - these were used for succulents - but certainly weren't going to blow anywhere. The wall idea might workj for you as a wind block as well, and could be used ofr a variety of plants, aroid and non. Just a few thoughts.
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Subject: [Aroid-l] Wind
I plan on growing some arisaema outside.
Due to the very strong winds we have in Texas, it is necessary to provide protection for some plants. For example, I use a tomato cage for taller Asiatic lilies grown in the ground.
Is there a product or any ideas as to how to protect an aroid with a relatively tall, single peduncle or petiole (e.g. amorphophallus, dracontium, arisaema, etc.) in a small growing container (5 gal or less)?
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