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  Question about water use
From: "Celeste Whitlow" politicalamazon at charter.net> on 2002.02.26 at 16:42:49(8229)
I am a new adroid "grower" (said with much optimism--let's see if I can
actually get them to grow!) and was wondering about the type of water used
for them.

From: "Erik" h.wiechers at pl.hanze.nl> on 2002.02.26 at 20:17:33(8230)
Hello Celeste,

I use plain old normal tap water for my Amorpho's and they're doing just
great ! What i do use is some extra fertilizer every now and then. I can't
speak for any other member but this works fine for me.
What i did discover is that my Amorpho's grow extremely well in cocos peat.
Last year one of my A. muelleri's had a weight gain of well over 100 %. My
A.titanum is growing good as well, so this might be a good tip to you.

Maybe other members could share their growing tips as well ?


From: Albert Huntington balberth at yahoo.com> on 2002.02.26 at 20:18:53(8231)
Hello Celeste,

I don't have a definitive answer for you, but I do have some experience
growing aroids both with purified and with somewhat questionable water.

The city water where I live comes from wells sunk deep into limestone, and is
very hard. I use water purified through reverse osmosis for most of my
tropicals, though I am growing various colocasias and some amorphophallus
successfully with the straight city water.

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