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  Anthurium berriozabalense culture?
From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2003.12.03 at 17:06:00(10870)
Anyone have any tips on growing this Anthurium? I know it is a native to
Mexico but is it a cloud forest inhabitant or drier forest? Brighter light than
most Anthuriums? Mine seems to be losing its' leaves slowly. Should I feed
it anything? I usually slow down on feeding in the colder months, Thanks in
advance, Michael Mattlage

From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2003.12.04 at 07:54:13(10871)
Drier forests on limestone ridges is habitat, so add some lime to media ,
and keep shaded . I lost several to leaf burn. Very slow growing species .

Michael Pascall,

From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2003.12.05 at 09:22:31(10872)
Dear Michael,

I have been growing A. berriozabalense for years, with low light and
occasional (twice a month) liquid fertilizer (10:10:10). It grows like a
weed and set seeds spontaneously often.

Very best wishes,


From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2003.12.05 at 14:23:48(10873)
Michael and Eduardo, thanks for the hints. Ill try a dose of Lime and
perhaps move it to a drier, lighter area, (the plant was in almost complete
shade). Thanks again, Michael M.

From: "Peter Boyce" peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2003.12.09 at 15:59:33(10883)

Are you sure it needs lime in the mix? I know this sounds wierd, but very
often plants in limestone habtats actually grow in very acid compost pockets
on the limestone and the addition of lime to the mix can induce severe


From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2003.12.09 at 18:58:33(10887)
Anyone know what aroids specifically like Lime...and which ones detest it?
The berriozabalense seems to be doing fine, even after a shot of the stuff so
we will see what happens. I have moved it to a little brighter location (and a
little less humid). Thanks all for your help.
Michael Mattlage

From: "Clarence Hammer" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2003.12.09 at 23:10:12(10889)
Hello Michael. I have 2 of these out under the oaks in fairly deep shade.
They have both grown well
during the summer and stand several feet high. I haven't fed them much at
all, certainly not on a
feeding regimen. Seems like a very easy Anth to grow, I'm wondering what
could be wrong with
yours that it's losing leaves. How cold are you letting the temps go in the

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