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Re: aglaonemas

  • Subject: Re: aglaonemas
  • From: Betsy Feuerstein <ecuador@midsouth.rr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:38:50 -0500 (CDT)

Hate to bust your bubble, they are the houseplants of the past and the present.
Future, most likely, more Aglaonemas. Certainly, those of us who have worked in
and done the interior scaping world have used these two genus as slowing
growing, light tolerant, reliables. Perhaps the tolerance to mealy bugs and
spider mites while a savior, is less than attractive in the scope of things.


Ron Iles wrote:

> Ms or Mr. Stella!
> If you please! Spathigarruliphile!.  Sorry you don't like supernatural Peace
> Lilies in all the Shopping Malls you go to.  And, isn't it good that they
> clean the air in all your Doctors Surgeries?   Please tell us how you prefer
> Phalloids as House Plants?  And - Sweetie pie,  with all this
> stuff splurtng in all directions how about just a teeny weeny
> article for the next IAS News - about the nature bit?
> Yours graciously
> Ron - World Spathiphyllum Assemblage
> Laura - don't be put off by this naturist on the rampage.   99.9% of the
> Western & Eastern World love white perfumed Spathiphyllum & their near
> variegated leaved
> relatives, Aglaonemas.  They are THE House plants of the future & you are in
> the forefront of those most discerning
> people who are now discovering them.  I hope you will join the IAS.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <StellrJ@aol.com>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 7:53 PM
> Subject: Re: aglaonemas
> In a message dated Tue, 23 Oct 2001 12:43:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Alektra@aol.com writes:
> > Hello, I'm new to this list,
> > so I don't know the people and interests on it.
> > My fascination is with aglaonemas.
> > Is there anyone else out there who loves them?
> Aglaonemas...very much an overlooked genus in this group, with so many of us
> Amorpho-freaks, Anthurium fanciers, and one very vocal Spathi-phile.  I love
> those aroids you don't see in every shopping mall lobby or doctor's waiting
> room (obviously, that lets out P. bipinnatifidum).  Aglaonema is a genus I
> would love to see in its natural habitat, blooming, with a crowd of
> pollinators around.  I find I grow fewer and fewer houseplants as the years
> go by, because plants inside a house, detached from their ecological niches,
> are of less and less interest to me.  One day I shall find the wild
> Aglaonema....
> Jason Hernandez
> Naturalist-at-Large

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