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Re: [Aroid-l] Re: Sauromatum guttatum culture
From: "David S." maui4me at charter.net> on 2005.07.09 at 07:00:38(13158)|
I disagree. I've been growing these outdoors in the ground for over twenty
years and have spider mite infestations to varying degrees almost every
Kyle, I hope you've been changing the soil annually in your pots of these,
as well as removing offsets if they'll detach easily. If well grown, the
corm grows substantially each year until they get about 4" diameter. I've
had them flower when only a little over 2" diameter, which only takes one or
two years after separating it from the mother plant. I have some of mine
planted in straight Tennessee red clay and they do well but I doubt you
could overwinter them outdoors in Maine regardless of how deep they were
planted and mulched. If you give an individual corm room to grow, say not
over one or two babies in a one gallon pot, then you should get quite a bit
of corm growth each year. They won't flower well if crowded.
----- Original Message -----|
To: "Discussion of aroids"
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Re: Sauromatum guttatum culture
> When Typhonium venosum grows outdoors, spider mites never attack it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leo A. Martin"
> Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 5:25 PM
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Re: Sauromatum guttatum culture
> > Also remember these things are spider mite magnets. I can't keep them
> > alive here in Phoenix since I don't have a wet greenhouse and the
> > highest constant humidity I can manage is about 40% on a good day.
> > By the way, some of the commoner Amorphophallus do just fine here in low
> > humidity in full shade.
> > Leo
> > --
> > Leo A. Martin
> > Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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