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  Lysichitum
From: StellrJ at aol.com on 1999.05.02 at 14:17:29(3320)
Here on the Pacific coast of North America, our only native aroid is
Lysichitum americanus. It is fully in bloom now, or a bit past. I was just
wondering, does anyone have any "burning questions" not answered in the
literature about this plant, which I might be able to set up an experiment to
answer? Normally I come up with my own research questions, but I thought,
what the heck, I'll throw out my line and see if I get any bites. Thank you.

Jason Hernandez

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From: Robb Smith <resmith at saltspring.com> on 1999.05.02 at 22:48:57(3326)

L. camtschatcense also appears on the west coast.

From: Sue <suez at northcoast.com> on 1999.05.03 at 15:01:36(3327)
Robb,

> L. camtschatcense also appears on the west coast.

Is this natively, or by human design?

From: Bob Burns <bobburns61 at yahoo.com> on 1999.05.03 at 15:17:15(3331)
Hello Jason!(StellrJ@aol.com)
How wonderful to have someone out there talking
about a plant I'm very interested in the week after
joining the list! I just want to grow Lysichitums;
and have a small plant of each species (americanum and
camstchatcense) in swampy shade near our spring- the
coolest, dampest niche I can find. But they are small
and don't seem to increase much in size from year to
year. Do they ordinarily grow quite slowly? Do you
know anywhere I can get a good size root sent to me?
Could be our climate (7b-8a) is just too warm; white
callas survive and bloom in the same spot I have the
lysichitums, and so do Colocasia and Alocasia.
Thanks much,
Bob Burns

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From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1999.05.06 at 08:56:31(3334)
> I just want to grow Lysichitums;
> and have a small plant of each species (americanum and
> camstchatcense) in swampy shade near our spring- the
> coolest, dampest niche I can find. But they are small
> and don't seem to increase much in size from year to
> year. Do they ordinarily grow quite slowly?
> Could be our climate (7b-8a) is just too warm;
> Thanks much,
> Bob Burns

Bob,

Your climate shouldn't be a problem. I grow both species
here in zone 9 and they flower and multiply happily.
Try feeding them. They love it !
Animal manure, compost or chemical fertilizer will give them a
boost.
My plants get morning sun too which they seem to like.
Maybe your spot is too dark ?

Watch out for spider mite infestations as these can be a real
problem for Lysichitons and will certainly stunt their growth.

cheers,
Rob.

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