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  Photo of Extended Anthurium halmoorei
From: Don Martinson llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2005.05.07 at 05:22:50(12920)
Title: Re: [Aroid-l] Photo of Extended Anthurium

Here is a link to a photo of Susan's plant:



I have an
Anthuruim halmoorei which I raised from seed (from Don Martinson,
thank you), but it has become rather scrangely. Can anyone
tell me if it would be successful to bury it deeper to get rid of the
length, or perhaps better to air layer the extended stem? I
have tried air layering before, but have had trouble when transfering
that layering to soil. Don is ready to send a photo of the
plant so you can see what it might need. Please look and tell
me what can be done?

Thank you
very much for your help,

Don Martinson

From: John Ingram john at floralarchitecture.com> on 2005.05.08 at 14:58:59(12921)
From: "Susan Cox" snalice at dslextreme.com> on 2005.05.08 at 22:10:56(12924)
Hello John!

It's too late. In order to bury the length
enough for the stem to hold the very heavy leaves in an upright position I
actually had to cut a bit more than 1/3 of the roots off from the bottom (it was
ALL roots!) and plant it in an even deeper pot! There was no rhizome
cut. So far (day after) there is no sign of negative affect. The
leaves were so heavy that it required planting it up to the uppermost level
possible. So, there are bottom roots and roots that will begin shooting
roots into the soil at the top. If the trunk that I buried that is in
between the bottom roots and the just forming upper roots (about 8" worth)
doesn't rot, I'm in like Flynn. Thank you for your


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