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Re: Re: question for you Jim; xanthosoma

I got a xanthosoma at Glasshouse Works, but don't remember which kind--you
could check their website.


> hi, donna. hope you don't mind if i put this on the list; someone else may
> be interested.
> the short answer, however, is "no, we don't sell it."
> i had not heard of this plant until you asked about it. so i did some
> scouting around at work today and this is what i found:
> a recent issue of plant finder lists four xanthosomas--"golden delicious,"
> "lime zinger," "yautia [say what?]," and "blue taro." there are only three
> growers involved and a very limited number of sizes.
> boynton botanicals [a grower with an excellent reputation] grows two of
> them, the golden and the lime. excelsa gardens [another excellent grower]
> also grow two of them, the golden and the blue. a nursery i had never
> of before, land sylvia gordon, grows the one with the funny name.
> i'm reasonably certain that boynton and excelsa have web sites, although i
> forgot to check that out in plant finder. both are big growers of unusual
> tropicals so a google search ought to find them.
> about price: it's hard to tell if they would be cheaper than taro in your
> area. 3-gallon xanthosomas seem to wholesale for about twice the average
> for 3-gallon plants. they are very interesting, however.
> have you tried buying a whole taro at your local walmart and growing it in
> a pot?
> At 11:52 PM 12/11/02 -0600, you wrote:
> >Hey Jim,
> >Does your nursery sell these malanga? Thinking it would be a whole lot
> >cheaper than buying taros around here .... even with the shipping
> >charges come spring time.
> >
> >http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MV090
> >
> >
> >Donna
> jsinger@igc.org
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