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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus in full sun ?
From: "Allan Tetzlaff" atetzlaff at rogers.com> on 2006.09.15 at 09:47:25(14608)
Susan.... yes, mites overwinter here. A lot
of ornamental trees - Golden Chain Trees, Pussy Willow - are notorius for being
overrun by mites in August when it normally gets hot and dry. I'm not sure
in other countries about products, but here in Canada, I use AVID which it
great. It also requires a licence though. I've grown orchids for
years and mite control is essential. The Amorphophallus don't seem to mind
chemical sprays. I always spray in the evening so the sunlight is
weaker. Here, I always grow my Amorphs in pots as opposed to the
ground. And I use fresh commercial potting mixes, so I don't have the
nematode problems that other's mention (at least not so far).


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