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  Anthurium/Philo light and temps
From: Adam Black epiphyte1 at earthlink.net> on 2001.07.02 at 09:42:06(6942)
Could someone please tell me what acceptable light and temperature
ranges for Philodendron goeldii, Anthurium spectabile, and Anthurium
veitchii? I think I remember reading that P. goeldii is exclusively
epiphytic - is this true? Any other culture tips vital for these species
would be appreciated.

From: Tom Croat Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2001.07.02 at 22:45:57(6943)
Title: RE: Anthurium/Philo light and temps

Dear Adam: I have seen the species also terrestrial in sandy soil in French Guiana.


From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.07.04 at 09:03:18(6956)
Title: RE: Anthurium/Philo light and temps

Dear Adam,
Don`t know if anyone else caught it, but there was an
excellent program on PTV a few months ago on S. American forests that showed
a beautiful P. goeldii growing and fruiting high in relativly open forest
canopy, is LONG roots reaching down to the forest floor. I`d GUESS
that it did receive a good bit of 'full sun' and also lots of shade from the
openings between the leafy ends of the branches. Of special interest to me was the footage of spider monkeys feeding on
the ripe fruit, these and I`d GUESS species of the larger (18"
wingspan) fruit bats, marsupials, other fruit eating-mammals and birds would
probably be the seed dispersal agents.
Joep Moonen, our host, (Emerald Jungle Village) showed us
this species in the wild, together with huge specimens of the related
species Philo. solimoesense, most plants (they were rare!) were growing high
in the partially shaded canopy, 'tucked' into a crotch of a branch ot the
broken-off branch scar, long groups of roots trailing downwards to root in
the forest floor, but a very few specimens were shown or reported to us by
Joep as growing in nature on the actual ground, Joep said that he thought
that these were artifacts of tree felling, man induced OR natural from
windfalls. Joep`s BIG specimens grew well initally rooted in
large pots made from old outboard engine covers ( ! ) and had grown up the
posts of one of his roof supports in full sun, where they were in full bloom
and fruit, I sampled the ripe fruits (sweet, lots of fruit flavor) and we
brought back seed which is being grown by Denis is Miami. Joep
has grown a hybrid (P. 'marijke' = P. goeldiiX P. solimoesense) of these two
species produced by accidental NATURAL (scrab beetle) pollenation at his
home, he THOUGHT that he was growing pure P. goeldii till the first few
leaves were produced, when the 'paternity' of P. solimoesnse became
obvious! He knows of one of these hybrids in the wild
Hope this helps.

From: Denis denis at skg.com> on 2001.07.05 at 21:47:43(6960)

Good info.

I have one of the P. Goeldii out in the nursery in about 73% shade doing
very well... it even made seed last month! Very fruity smelling
infructescenc. I don't know what its lower temperature limit is but
I've heard grumblings that it does not tolerate cooler weather. Someone
else will have to confirm this though as my greenhouse does not go below
50 Deg. F.

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