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  Thai Beauty Caladium
From: "Plantsman" plantsman at prodigy.net> on 2002.03.24 at 22:03:41(8344)
I received an email today from TropicalGardening.com about a new
caladium variety called "Thai Beauty". I've never seen anything
that looked like this before. Is anyone familiar with this
variety? Here's a link to the website with a great picture:

http://www.tropicalgardening.com/ThaiCaladium/thaicaladium1.html

David Sizemore

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.03.25 at 08:13:01(8349)
Dear David,

I first came across this one when I worked for a short while at a Nursery
here in WPB, Florida, and to me it sure LOOKED the same as a variety that
either used to be grown or is grown by the folks at Lake Placid, Florida
that I used to buy, I THINK it was named 'Pink Fantasy'. 'Thai Beauty'
(strap-leaf C. schomburgkii type, some transparent pink areas) is a nice
plant, said to produce large tubers every year, and if kept warm and moist
not to go 'deeply dormant'.
On this note, my 'Florida Sweetheart' Caladiums, THE most beautiful that I
have seen, have disapointed this year, (so far, it is a little early) they
seem to have been ravaged by nematodes during the dormancy in my plant beds,
while 'Gingerland' seem to have been unaffected and have come in and UP with
a vengance! What a beautiful variety of Caladium!

Best Wishes,

Julius

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From: SelbyHort at aol.com on 2002.03.25 at 08:14:33(8350)
David,
This is lovely new Caladium cultivar from Thailand, but I don't know anything about it. Grows like most other bicolor type Caladium, I would imagine. You can buy it at Stokes Tropicals:

http://www.stokestropicals.com/

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From: mburack at mindspring.com> on 2002.03.25 at 08:46:37(8352)
David,

Although the Thai beauty is an awesome and beautiful caladium.... It has been around for quite some time.

I never see it being sold in huge numbers here in south florida, but it isnt anything very new.

Marc

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From: "Ronald h Kessler" ronlene at worldnet.att.net> on 2002.03.25 at 08:46:53(8353)
I just ordered some bulbs from Stokes Tropicals. They are four bulbs for
$11.95

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From: Chapman chapman at premier.net> on 2002.03.25 at 09:18:17(8354)
The variety shown looks like Hough Long, one of the more common of the
tons of thai caladium, its also one of the few that has a known name,
and one that could be used by english speakers as well, and now its
renamed...go figure. there is a tremendous amount of color forms and
leaf forms of the thai caladium, some very bizarre and different than
the standard florida types. Unfortunately, some of the prettiest ones
are variegated sports (on top of an already patterned leaf) and don't
tissue culture well. The hough long is seen all over thailand, and many
nurseries are producing it.

hope this helps,

Tim Chapman

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From: mburack at mindspring.com> on 2002.03.25 at 11:51:45(8355)
I have a catalog from a thai ornamental plant company dated 1997. They are selling this plant. Granted it has a different name, but the plant is identical.

Not a "new" cultivar. (unless 7 years old is new).

Dewey has had this plant growing at his house for years (Dewey-correct me if I am wrong.)

Marc

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From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2002.03.25 at 12:24:53(8357)
In a message dated Mon, 25 Mar 2002 1:04:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Plantsman" writes:

> I received an email today from TropicalGardening.com about a new
> caladium variety called "Thai Beauty". I've never seen anything
> that looked like this before

When I saw the picture, my immediate impression was of a 'Candidum' with pink added. Is 'Candidum' one of its parents?

Jason Hernandez

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From: SelbyHort at aol.com on 2002.03.25 at 13:58:05(8361)
Thanks Marc, it seemed "new" to me because it is not one of the commonly grown FL types. Maybe it is just "new" to the Stokes catalog this year.

I would like to get some cultivar lists developed for Caladium, and if anyone wants to help, please respond to me privately. There have been literally thousands of Caladium cultivars developed since the first hybrid was made in 1867.

Many thanks,

Donna Atwood

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From: araceae at earthlink.net on 2002.03.25 at 16:00:03(8364)
>I have a catalog from a thai ornamental plant company dated 1997.
>They are selling this plant. Granted it has a different name, but
>the plant is identical.
>
>Not a "new" cultivar. (unless 7 years old is new).
>
>Dewey has had this plant growing at his house for years
>(Dewey-correct me if I am wrong.)
>
>Marc
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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.03.26 at 08:05:36(8367)
In a message dated Mon, 25 Mar 2002 1:04:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,
"Plantsman" writes:

Since it is said to have been developed in Thailand, I doubt we shall ever

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From: mburack at mindspring.com> on 2002.03.26 at 13:38:17(8373)
Hey... I knew Dewey had something that looked very much like it...! (SMILE)

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:05:18 -0600 (CST) Julius Boos wrote:

----- Original Message -----
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: Thai Beauty Caladium

In a message dated Mon, 25 Mar 2002 1:04:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,

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