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  Introduction and E. pinnatum
From: Adam Black paleoart at digital.net> on 2000.06.20 at 15:10:56(4856)
Julius Boos wrote:

> .... and hope that it encourages other 'lurkers' (we know that you all
>are out

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.06.20 at 18:41:57(4862)
>Julius Boos wrote:

> .... and hope that it encourages other 'lurkers' (we know that you all
>are out
> there!!!) to 'come
> out'!!

Dear Adam,

WELCOME!!! A BIG welcome! NEVER feel stupid asking a question on this
list, we all are constantly learning, and all of us can be VERY stupid at
times! The only stupid question on this list is the one NOT asked, as then
we learn nothing from it!!!

I distinctly remember an article in an OLD Aroideana by my dear friend the
indomitable Craig Phillips, husband to that treasure Fanny Phillips, both
founding members of the Aroid Society. The title was something like-- 'The
thing that would not grow (or die either!)', and was about one of this group
that he, despite all his best methods and efforts, could NOT get to grow, it
languished for a couple of years, and never sprouted! So maybe some one on
our L will come in with a more scientific reason as to the 'whys' of these
certain species refusing to grow from cuttings! I will try to check the
article when time permits. I presume you have used a rooting compound, and
treated the cuttings (perhaps even soaking the cuttings for a couple of
hours in this mixture) with 'Superthrive'? This can sometimes stimulate

Cheers, good growing, and good luck!

Julius Boos

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