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From: LMassey628 at aol.com on 1997.02.03 at 19:07:33(295)
A short time ago it was mentioned to not plant Gonotopus and another Genus in
your garden because they can become too invasive and become weeds. I live
in Florida and would like to put some of my plants in the garden so I will
have less pots to take care of. Does anyone have a list of aroids that
become too enthusiastic when set free? I don't want to give any of mine
early parole if they can't be trusted.
Thank you.

Linda

From: plantnut at shadow.net (Dewey Fisk) on 1997.02.03 at 20:06:26(298)
>A short time ago it was mentioned to not plant Gonotopus and another Genus in
>your garden because they can become too invasive and become weeds. I live
>in Florida and would like to put some of my plants in the garden so I will
>have less pots to take care of. Does anyone have a list of aroids that
>become too enthusiastic when set free? I don't want to give any of mine
>early parole if they can't be trusted.
>Thank you.
>
>Linda

Gonatopus boivinii and Zamioculcus zamiifolia are the only two that I know
of that will really take over on the ground. Of course, if you have trees,
Pothos and most of the Monstera will go wild. But, with the vines, this is
the fun of it.. Let them go. It will not hurt the tree and it looks good.
I have a neighbor that chops and cusses Pothos but I think it looks good.
At one time, I put a different Philo. or Monstera on each tree in the yard.
Sure, they took over but that's the reason they were there.
Dewey

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From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1997.02.04 at 07:52:39(300)
Linda,

I've never been to Florida but I believe it to have a very mild
climate.
In Melbourne, Australia we have a mild temperate climate perhaps a
little similar to you ( ? )
Aroids that go 'feral' here are :
Arum italicum
Pinellia tripartita
Pinellia ternata
Arisarum proboscidium
Arisarum vulgare
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Zantedeschia Green Goddess ( self seeds everywhere )
Zantedeschia elliottiana
Alocasia macrorrhiza
Sauromatum guttatum

Judging by the amount of offsets my Helicodiceros and Dracunculus
made this summer I suspect they could be mildly invasive given time.

It's STILL hot here and we badly need rain.

Cheers from fried Melbourne,

Rob.

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From: BIHOREL at cris.com (Christian Feuillet) on 1997.02.04 at 11:56:13(301)
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>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@clark.net
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