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  anthurium veitchii
From: Peter Lloyd <earthguy at iwl.net> on 1999.01.30 at 18:38:38(2972)
I just acquired a. veitchii and was wondering conditions it preferred,
maximum and minimum temperatures, soil type, how it is best grown (high
humidity?) and best fertilizer, any problems to watch for, etc.
I live in Houston, Texas (Zone 9 with hot summers, many days over 95F) but
have a climate controlled greenhouse.
Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
Peter Lloyd

From: wounddr at mail.mia.bellsouth.net on 1999.01.31 at 20:55:03(2979)
At 08:40 PM 1/30/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I just acquired a. veitchii and was wondering conditions it preferred,
>maximum and minimum temperatures, soil type, how it is best grown (high
>humidity?) and best fertilizer, any problems to watch for, etc.
>I live in Houston, Texas (Zone 9 with hot summers, many days over 95F) but
>have a climate controlled greenhouse.
>Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
>Peter Lloyd
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From: Piabinha at aol.com on 1999.02.01 at 13:57:13(2982)
In a message dated 1/31/1999 11:42:57 PM Eastern Standard Time,
wounddr@mail.mia.bellsouth.net writes:

> >where did you get the plant, how much, how big? I am interested in getting

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From: Krzysztof Kozminski <kk at netgate.net> on 1999.02.01 at 14:04:59(2983)
On Sun, 31 Jan 1999 wounddr@mail.mia.bellsouth.net wrote:

> At 08:40 PM 1/30/99 -0600, you wrote:
> >I just acquired a. veitchii and was wondering conditions it preferred,
> >maximum and minimum temperatures, soil type, how it is best grown (high
> >humidity?) and best fertilizer, any problems to watch for, etc.
> >I live in Houston, Texas (Zone 9 with hot summers, many days over 95F) but
> >have a climate controlled greenhouse.
> >Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
> >Peter Lloyd

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From: Krzysztof Kozminski <kk at netgate.net> on 1999.02.01 at 16:34:15(2985)
On Mon, 1 Feb 1999 Piabinha@aol.com wrote:

> > >where did you get the plant, how much, how big? I am interested in getting
> > one myself. Thanks
> > Richard>

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From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 1999.02.01 at 18:41:20(2987)
I would say if the plant is truly veitchii that $20.00 bucks is a good deal.
My experience has been not to overpot this plant that in time it says, I am
tired of life and passes on with no apparent reason. I picked up some in
Colombia years ago that recently have decided that time was at hand. Down
there they kept them very dry and tiny pots. They had the real crinkled one
that was around years ago and they let it grow in a hanging basket with the
rhizome/stem laying on top of the soil. It got watered every day and were very
dry. Believe me when I say the soil was less than 'good' soil by our
standards. they had maybe fifty of them around this nursery and I nearly
died...They were so beautiful.

Betsy Feuerstein

From: plantnut at macconnect.com (Dewey Fisk) on 1999.02.01 at 18:46:24(2988)
Price on A. veitchii? I ordered two plants from the same folks and they
had two leaves each that were about 5 inches long.... Frankly, I thought
it was very inexpensive. At one time I sold A. veitchii for $250. that
were in 1 gallon pots with 6 inches of stem above the media. Had about 4
- 5 leaves that were 10 - 14 inches.... Now, since this is the only place
that has them for sale..... Spend your $20. and be happy.
Dewey

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From: Neil Carroll <zzamia at hargray.com> on 1999.02.01 at 19:00:01(2989)
Anthurium veitchii was discovered by Gustav Wallis in the last half of the
last of the last century. It is from pretty wet forest in Columbia. I have
no trouble growing it in my greenhouse here in the S. Carolina coast. The
biggest trouble I have here with anthuriums is the night time heat in the
summer. Most, but not all, plants from above 4500 feet in altitude
generally have a hard time with my night time temps. in the summer. I do
not know what altitude it comes from, but I know that people in Miami have
no trouble with the heat.

In response to the size and cost of the plants from tropiflora... $ 20.00
is not too much to pay for A. veitchii even in a 3" pot . It is rarely
available and not too many people are traveling to Columbia these days. The
juvinile leaves of many anthuriums do not resemble the adult leaves.
Althought anthuriums grow slowly they should consistently put out larger
and larger leaves until they reach their mature size. That mature size can
be up to four feet for A. veitchii. Various factors will affect the rate of
growth and ultimate size of anthuriums. Many anths. can be kept small by
restricting their container size. But keeping them small is not what we're
after is it?

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