From: "G. D. M." <doji at interpac.net> on 2004.03.05 at 23:24:02(11227)|
Here in Hilo, HI, Spathiphyllum is a pest. I find it popping out in the
middle of a lawn that is mowed every 5 days, and on a rock wall with 1"
thick stems, both in full sun. I agree that high humidity is beneficial if
not necessary and may be suitable for Chlorospatha as well. My
Spathiphyllums do grow in the water - a flowing stream, temp. 67F- but all
are rooted on land and extend out into the water but continue to grow and
grow and etc.
Good luck, Gary
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Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Cultural tips for Chlorospatha?
> hi ron,
> i don't know about trying to grow them in water, although some do
> occasionally as emergent-aquatics, it isn't their normal habit. the temp.
> range in habitat is pretty narrow. in cultivation, they don't like 'heat'
> 'cold', but i would say they prefer temps. on the cool end, below 80 deg.
> A suggestion not a "tip" - Why not try slowly submersing their pots over
> weeks in warm
> water? Spathiphyllum can grow supremely this way & even brief drying out
> can be lethal? Maybe Chlorospatha are similiar? Also, like Spathiphyllum
> do they
> like narrow
> temperature ranges better, say
> 70F(21C) to 85F (about 29C)? And enough shade? In the Selva only the
> uppermost leaves of the canopy which have frequent reviving rains or
> marginal water plants which are in water are in the brightest sun ? Do
> the rest live in
> habitats with much narrower & more equitable water, light & temperature
> conditions? Could their stenothermality be one reason why we find some
> plants "difficult" or susceptible to pathogens e.g. Cylindrocladium in
> Spaths in Florida where temperature range can be not 10-15F but over
> 50F?!!!! Spathiphyllum grow best where their conditions are controlled
> within very narrow limits. To keep them in peak colour & condition should
> one keep Chlorospatha & much else warm but not hot or cold & attend to
> other preferences not rely on their tolerances? Hope these few thoughts
> are of interest