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Re: Malanga blanca

  • Subject: Re: Malanga blanca
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 21:07:26 -0500 (CDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara M. Humphreys <flowerlady@mediaone.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 8:58 PM
Subject: Malanga blanca

Dear Barbara,

This is Xanthosoma sagittifolia, it grows wild as an 'escapee' all over S.
Florida.   Plant the rhizome at an (45 deg. ? ) angle, the tip about an inch
below the soil surface in a well drained pot, keep it moist, fert., and
stand back!    It can grow to over 6 ft. tall!   Good luck!    You could
also just put some cooking oil on your hands, peel, and use in split-pea
soup, as you would potatoes! ( :--)>


>>Dear Aroiders,

 Awhile back, people were talking about vegetables found in Indian and
Cuban markets that could be planted and made into beautiful plants.

I found malanga blanca. Now,after looking at it carefully, I don't know
exactly how to treat it for planting. Should it be covered,semi-covered,
lenghthwise or horizontal? Now it is a long, thin 4" tuber. Before I
kill it or rot it, please send advice.<<


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