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Re: 'Self-heading' Philodendrons.

  • Subject: Re: 'Self-heading' Philodendrons.
  • From: Iza & Carol Goroff <goroff@idcnet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 23:46:13 -0500 (CDT)

I remember reading, perhaps 40 years ago, in the late, lamented Aquarium
Magazine a column by the publisher William T. Innes that a Monstera deliciosa in
the Temple University greenhouse in Philadelphia had grown roots into a fish
tank and had suddenly taken off with larger and holier leaves than ever before.
Perhaps a cutting of P. leal-costae fastened to the edge of an aquarium would

Iza Goroff
Whitewater Wisconsin USA

Eduardo Goncalves wrote:

> P. leal-costae has been proven to be hard to cultivate, even in Brazil. I
> have tried and it didnīt work for me. As far as I could observe, it always
> grows in Bromeliadīs tanks, so maybe they need something I couldnīt give
> them (besides stanting water). I have never found it in cultivation here in
> Brazil.

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