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Re: Malanga blanca

  • Subject: Re: Malanga blanca
  • From: "Barbara M. Humphreys" <flowerlady@mediaone.net>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 10:42:17 -0500 (CDT)


I think I'll try it anyway. A diversion from the horrors of the last few
days of wartime! I have dedicated myself to a TV- free day to "play" in
the greenhouse and to reflect on the good things we Americans have, have
had, and will continue to have despite what may come. Plants will save
my sanity as always!


Julius Boos wrote:
> ----- 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! ( :--)>
> Julius
> >>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.<<
> flowerlady@mediaone.net

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