From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2008.06.21 at 20:39:12(17895)|
Dear all...especially Julius,
Aloha...and good to hear from you.
I knew you would know about Craig Phillip's article...what a computer for a brain. My data retrieval is slowing down.
So, the big question. Does anyone out there grow Monstera tenuis? It is a beautiful species....very desireable.
--- On Sat, 6/21/08, ju-bo at msn.com wrote:
> From: ju-bo at msn.com
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Monstera propergation
> To: "Discussion of aroids"
> Date: Saturday, June 21, 2008, 3:41 AM
> > Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:56:03 -0700
> > From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com
> > To: aroid-l at gizmoworks.com
> > Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera question..
> Dear Sherry, Leland and Jason,
> From reading about some of the Monstera species, some are
> almost or actually impossible to root from cuttings.
> Craig Phillips, now no longer with us, wrote a note in
> Aroideana Vol. 12 called "The Thing That Wouldn`t Die
> (or grow either)''. It was on the Costa Rican
> species M. tenuis . He collected a dozen or so cuttings in
> sun and shade in Costa Rica, being aware of how difficult
> they were to root and cultivate. One of his cuttings, the
> only ''survivor'', persisted for one and a
> half years before FINALLY rotting, so none survived or
> rooted, and he and his dear wife Fannie were
> ''master growers''. Craig comments that
> they grew, with no such problems, 16 other species of
> I hope this of assistance.
> > Dear Sherry,
> > Aloha.
> > I do not know much about Monstera species
> taxonomy...except that there are many species that are
> deserving of cultivation. I use Monstera deliciosa in
> copius amounts in landscaping. I know nothing of the
> variegated forms...although I do see many of them.
> Regarding Monstera pertusa, it is a valid name. I have
> seen so-called Dwarf Monstera and an intermediate sized
> Monstera species...but never in flower. There are some
> Raphidophora species that look like dwarf Monstera
> vegetatively. Hopefully someone out there can add to this
> discussion as I am very interested in this subject myself.
> > I used to correspond with Craig Phillips on Monstera
> before he passed away. Are there other Monstera
> enthusiasts out there? I am very interested in growing
> Monstera punctulata from Panama and Costa Rica. I do not
> know if others have this problem, but some Monstera are
> very difficult to root from cuttings. I suspect Monstera
> punctulata is one of these. Craig and I used to discuss
> this problem...they sit and dry or rot. This is highly
> unexpected when you see the vigorous plants...I have tried
> juvenile and mature stems at multiple times. I am not the
> best horticulturist, but I can slice and dice Monstera
> delisiosa in efforts at eradication and they root.
> > Aloha,
> > Leland
> > --- On Fri, 6/20/08, Sherry Gates
> > > From: Sherry Gates
> > > Subject: [Aroid-l] Monstera question..
> > > To: "AroidSendMessage"
> > > Date: Friday, June 20, 2008, 4:24 AM
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > Is the M. deliciosa the large form and the M.
> pertusa the
> > > smaller form? I've seen both names used on
> both types,
> > > whether variegated or not. I've had a couple
> of people
> > > ask me the difference and after looking around,
> to try to
> > > make sure I have accurate information, I ended up
> > > myself. I have the green/white lg. leaf type, the
> > > green/yellow lg. leaf type, and the green/white
> > > leaf type. Also, is there a variegation pattern
> of some
> > > sort that could help identify the difference
> between albo
> > > variegata Monstera from the 'Thai
> > > Thanks for any information you can give,
> > > Sherry
> > >
> > >
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