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  Typhonodorum lindleyanum
From: Jack Honeycutt jhoneycutt at uswest.net> on 2000.07.03 at 21:33:05(4975)
I have ordered, and just received, a smattering of past issues of
Aroideana. Now I have many questions. I will try to contain myself, and
just post a few....

In Vol 10, No 4 (Dec 1987) I found a interesting article by Dorothy Shaw
entitled "Germination of T. lindleyanum at Brisbane, Australia".

I have a larger pond that I have used to grown Victoria water lilies. It is
heated with a gas swimming pool heater, and backed up with an array of
solar collectors. While it can get cool here in Portland Oregon (Zone 8 in
the Pacific Northwest part of the US), I can grow all of the tropical water
lilies that I want with my set up. But I do need to start some plants
indoors, then move them to the pond early in the season to produce seed.

Might it be possible to start T. lindleyanum indoors, then move it outside
in the spring? Any guesses as to the low temperature range for this
plant? Do you think it might stay alive if the air temperature dropped
into the low 70's F to high 60's F for a few nights in the summer? I use
50 gallon and 200 gallon pots to grow Victorias. Perhaps a 50 gallon pot
of soil will do for this plant?

At some point I hope to build a greenhouse, but it is looking like it will
be 2 years out before I have it glassed in. I had planned on a *small*
indoor pond. But after seeing this giant, I am thinking about expanding
the greenhouse pond.

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.04 at 15:24:37(4978)
Dear Jack,

i`ll take a stab at trying to give you some info. on this wonderful plany
which I have seen grown and used to grow myself here in W.P.B. Florida.

What you describe should be fine for growing Typhonodorum sucessfully, and
you may not have to use such a huge pot, 15 or 20 gal. pots should be just
fine! Be careful with your choice of 'soil', as some highly organic mixes
quickly rot when put under water, the plant dies, and when the dead plant is
removed from the pot, the soild smells like a dead dog!! The late Dr.
Monroe birdsey grew his in a pot of mainly coarse sand with some peat moss
mixed in, he stood the pots in fish ponds, and the fishes waste fertilized
the plants. I believe he aslo used to bury a couple of those solid, hard
fertilizer 'balls' about the size of a marshmellow in the soil mix.

IF you manage to produce a monster (I`ve seen them to 6', with a 9" dia
'trunk'!!!!) after several years of growth, then you may consider a slightly
larger pot! Your idea of starting them indoors in spring is a good one,
and protection from cool/cold winds would be a 'must' even in your summer..
The warm water would be great, and a few cool nights would not hurt them in
the least if they are in warm water!
They will withstand 60 degs F. for a while, but NO cool/cold winds with it!
Warm water temps. wibe a big plus!
Hope that this helps.

Cheers,

Julius

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From: Jack Honeycutt jhoneycutt at uswest.net> on 2000.07.05 at 14:51:15(4985)
At 05:24 PM 7/4/2000 -0500, Julius wrote:

>What you describe should be fine for growing Typhonodorum sucessfully, and
>you may not have to use such a huge pot, 15 or 20 gal. pots should be just
>fine!

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.07 at 16:39:54(5004)
At 05:24 PM 7/4/2000 -0500, Julius wrote:

>What you describe should be fine for growing Typhonodorum sucessfully, and
>you may not have to use such a huge pot, 15 or 20 gal. pots should be just
>fine!

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From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.07.08 at 19:40:21(5027)
Hello this is Brian Williams. I have been growing the Typhonodorum
lindleyanum for a while know. Mine is still small I got it from B&T seeds
when they were able to send the seeds. It seems they will not send them to
the US no more? Julius is the best person to talk to on growing these aquatic
aroids he has been growing them a long time. the one thing I have notices
with most of the aquatic aroids is a lot of them seem to melt if it gets
around 50F. One thing I have done is put an aquarium heater in the water they
seem to be able to take colder air it is the water that get cold enough to
kill them. Here is a few links that have nice pictures of the Typhonodorum
lindleyanum. I looked for this plant for about a year. LOL To bad it seems to
grow slow. All the pictures look pretty good and worth looking threw if you
like this aroid. I have seen a lot of other pictures of this plant but not
sure were the links are yet. THANKS

http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/Typhon.htm

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From: Jack Honeycutt jhoneycutt at uswest.net> on 2000.07.09 at 21:11:31(5035)
At 06:40 PM 7/7/2000 -0500, Julius wrote:

>I don`t think I understand---one season will give you a plant maybe 12-18"
>(INCHES!) tall--it will take several years (3-4???) at the least to get
>anything of any size!!

Oh! OK. well, maybe I could over winter it in the small indoor pond in the
basement.

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.10 at 14:42:57(5037)
At 06:40 PM 7/7/2000 -0500, Julius wrote:

>I don`t think I understand---one season will give you a plant maybe 12-18"
>(INCHES!) tall--it will take several years (3-4???) at the least to get
>anything of any size!!
Oh! OK. well, maybe I could over winter it in the small indoor pond in the
basement.<

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From: charles labone <nighttraveller9 at hotmail.com> on 2009.08.05 at 06:21:20(19635)
Hello,
        Can anybody suggest a source for plants or seeds of  Typhonodorum lindleyanum?
I'm in the UK.
Kind regards Charles

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From: Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway at yahoo.com> on 2009.08.05 at 11:10:17(19638)
Hi, Charles!!

In March of this year, Mr. Peter Wunderin (I do hope I have the right name here!!) posted on this list that he had some seeds of Typhonodorum lindleyanum to distribute to anyone who wanted them. He sent me 10 seeds from his home in South Africa. They arrived in excellent condition and all 10 of them sprouted and are growing well. I would send you some of the extra plants myself if I knew how to properly package them (and get them through all the bureaucratic obstacles), but I'm not sure how well they would survive being shipped from Canby, Oregon, USA all the way across the pond to the UK. Mr. Wunderin's e-mail is pmdes1@saol.com. He might even have some material available.

Best of luck.

Sheldon Hatheway

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From: "John Criswick" <criswick at spiceisle.com> on 2009.08.05 at 11:39:47(19640)
I can supply. How manydo you require? John Criswick, Grenada, West Indies.

From:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of charles labone
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 20099:21 AM
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com

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