Re: [aroid-l] Giant Amorphs - Wilbert
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Giant Amorphs - Wilbert
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 08:25:40 +0200
- Importance: Normal
Then why don't you dig in the pots and put the plants in a more
wind-protected area? hey, for phalloids you have to suffer, baby.
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]Namens firstname.lastname@example.org
> Verzonden: woensdag 11 september 2002 20:43
> Aan: email@example.com
> Onderwerp: Re: [aroid-l] Giant Amorphs - Wilbert
> No no Wilbert...
> You should know, I would rather have my skin flailed off with
> a hot branding
> iron before getting into Philos which I generally loathe.
> Now Anthuriums on the other hand...hmmmmmmmm (SMILE!)
> What can I say... I cant protect the d**n things.....
> Everything is looking
> great... 4pm comes.. they sky turns black... out of nowhere
> it is nothing but
> lightning and rain, and the ever so pleaseant 55 mile an hour
> wind.... I have
> tried stakes....big clay pots... you name it.. these things
> just arent built
> to handle any wind..... The leaf is smashed into bits.. and
> the orange or
> grapefruit sized tuber I started out with at the start of the
> season, is now
> the size of a pea!??!
> Of course with the exception of my large paeons, which seem
> to be able to
> withstand a house falling on them!
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 19:33:32 +0200 Wilbert Hetterscheid
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Some species of Amorphs have thick stalks as a
> > stable character, others are
> > thin. Of the larger species e.g. decus-silvae,
> > gigas, hewittii, annulifer
> > etc. have relatively thin stalks. Titanum,
> > paeoniifolius, koratensis, scaber
> > are among the thick-stalked ones. It's all
> > genetically proof, no
> > environmental factors involved. Having said
> > that, I have pictures of a giant
> > hewittii in Sarawak with a VERY thick petiole,
> > but then the leaf of it is 3
> > meter high!!!!!!
> > So, now that you robbed me blind of
> > Amorphophalluses, you're going to get
> > rid of them again???????????? Just DON'T tell
> > me you switch to
> > Philodendrons.................
> > Lord Protector of Phalloids
> > > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > > Van: email@example.com
> > > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Namens
> > email@example.com
> > > Verzonden: woensdag 11 september 2002 15:24
> > > Aan: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Onderwerp: [aroid-l] Giant Amorphs - what a
> > shame.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Since we have been discussing the giant
> > amorphs.. I am
> > > curious as to why some
> > > of the giants seem to stay very "thin" until
> > they are "VERY" big.
> > >
> > > For example, plants like paeonifolius are
> > strong and stocky
> > > even when they are
> > > small. My largest are huge with a base
> > diameter of something
> > > crazy like 10-12
> > > inches. They withstand the elements with no
> > problem, be it
> > > thrashing wind,
> > > rain etc..
> > >
> > > Now my largest hewitii has finally come up
> > (fabulous, just in
> > > time for the
> > > temps to drop). I measured it this past
> > weekend at 6.5 feet
> > > tall...it looks
> > > like a tree, although it is probably 3-4
> > inches in diameter
> > > at the base. It
> > > is in a protected position on my patio so it
> > has a "chance"
> > > of survival,
> > > although if I put it out with the other
> > amorphs I am sure one
> > > good wind gust
> > > would destroy it... as did my 5 foot lambii
> > which was
> > > demolished by a 10
> > > minute rainstorm.
> > >
> > > It is for this reason that I am considering
> > scaling my Amorph
> > > collection down
> > > dramatically when all go dormant... I guess
> > anyone interested
> > > should keep
> > > their eyes open for my announcement.
> > >
> > > Marc