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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus under lights
From: "Leo A. Martin" <leo1010 at attglobal.net> on 2004.10.11 at 16:54:57(12280)
I can't address your question in detail, having just three winters'
experience in the distant past, but you had better watch out for spider
mites. They were by far my worst problem when wintering plants in my

Regular spritzing of all above-ground plant surfaces with plain water or
rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol 60% - 80% in water) will do the
trick. You will have to be careful not to wet the soil if you are trying
to keep it dry. And, do the spritzing when the high-pressure sodium lamp
is off and cool unless you like explosions involving flying superheated

If I didn't spritz all my plants - cactus, leafy things, whatever - once
a week, I had severe spider mite damage in a jiffy. The most susceptible
plants, in order of severity, were

aroids / Lobivia cacti (tie)

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