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  RE: [Aroid-l] xanthosoma atrovirens albomarginata
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.04.05 at 02:44:29(14055)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Sunday, April 2, 2006 8:41 PM
To : aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject : [Aroid-l] xanthosoma atrovirens albomarginata

Dear John,

fantastic work with this plant, grow them in a well-draining 'jungle mix
during its growing period (at least 8 months) keep it warm during the day
(85 degs plus) and around 70 at night) don`t let the soil dry out
completely, keep it very moist but NOT soggy, keep the air humidity HIGH
(spider-mites LOVE this plant, and will appear if grown in a g/house or
under cover with no REGULAR misting), fert. 'weekly, weakly", and watch it
take off. It will NOT do well if kept in a 'dry' air green house or under
cover without regular misting, almost 100 % humidity at ALL times, spider
mites will kill it.
By the way, no one seems to know for certain what the correct name is for
this 'species', Dr. Eduardo Goncalves in Brazil is working on identification
of the cultivated Xanthosomas.
I hope these tips help.

Good Luck and Good Growing.


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