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  Philo. Simondsii
From: "hanson, skip" <hanson_skip at emc.com> on 2004.06.07 at 10:45:25(11584)
All,
Hello. Does anyone have information on Philo. Simondsii ? I have one
growing now that is
about 4 feet tall and I am curious to know how big it will get ? I would
also like to know any
cultivation tips for this plant. It seems to be doing quite well in my
home here is Northern Ca.

Thank you,
Skip

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2004.06.07 at 16:28:44(11585)
>From: "hanson, skip"
>Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>To: "Aroid (aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu)"
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From: "hanson, skip" <hanson_skip at emc.com> on 2004.06.07 at 20:30:46(11586)
[hanson, skip]
Thanks for the information Julius. I bought the plant a few years ago from
Dewey Fisk. It languished
for quite awhile at first and I thought it was finished. Then one day it
started to grow and has been
doing great ever since. I have several leaves that are already 18" long. I
guess I should create a "large
trunk" for it to feel more at home. I can send you pictures if you want ?

Thanks again,
Skip

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From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2004.06.08 at 02:22:24(11588)
>From: "hanson, skip"
>Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>To: "'aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu'"
>Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Philo. Simondsii
>Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 23:30:46 -0400
>

Dear Skip,
Dewey is a friend of mine and also was a friend of Monroe, so your plant came from Dr. Birdsey`s collection which was collected on Trinidad, W.I.! No need for a photo, I know the plant well! Enjoy, and yes, it needs a totem to grow on, a 5" dia. roll of chicken-type wire packed very tightly (use a broom-stick to ram the sphagnum tightly) and kept moist works well.
Good Growing,
Julius

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From: "Derek Burch" <derek at horticulturist.com> on 2004.06.08 at 09:10:23(11590)
This latest news release sounds hopeful for seed importation.
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/news/2004/04/smlseed_ppq.html

Derek

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