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  Thalia dealbata
From: "Susan Cooper" SCooper at cooperpower.com> on 2000.08.03 at 18:58:28(5222)
Hi all,
not even sure if it is in aroid type family, but looking for info on this plant.
Somehow I managed to germinate some seeds (still waiting for my marigolds tho). Can this be planted in moist soil or does it need a pond?

If it does need a pond, would anyone be interested? The seeds, uh, fell into my pocket when I was at MOBOT last year.

Private emails are OK if this is too far off topic.
Thanks for any help,

From: Eric.Schmidt at ci.orlando.fl.us (Eric Schmidt) on 2000.08.04 at 01:03:22(5223)
It does well in a moist/wet soil or in shallow water but does not seem to
tolerate any drought.

Eric S.

From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2000.08.04 at 01:14:33(5225)

Thalia is a relative of the common Prayer plant Maranta and is a member of
the Marantaceae. It usually grows as a marginal pond plant but could
presumably be grown in a pot

From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2000.08.04 at 01:14:46(5226)

Sorry, hit the send button by mistake before completing the reply! Was going
to finish by saying it could be grown in a pot if kept in a large saucer of
water and well fed. It has beautiful blue-purple flowers and has very
attractive leaves on long stems, very elegant. Enjoy your seedlings!

Geoffrey Kibby

From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.08.04 at 03:29:06(5228)
I have two-forms of the Thalia dealbata one which is hardy here in zone 5 it
is totally green and a red stem form that is tropical. I think it is a weed
in the tropics.

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