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  Re: [Aroid-l] variegata aroids + a lots of questions + contacts
From: ted.held at us.henkel.com on 2006.12.27 at 13:48:55(15026)

This is a very interesting anecdote
regarding Anubias hardiness. See also my note to Jani. The only other observation
is the probably extreme hardiness of the rhizome. The plants can probably
sacrifice any leaves while hunkering down in the rhizome to await better
times when water is more available. I don't know how durable the rhizomes
might be for cold. I have placed Cryptocoryne rhizomes in a refrigerator
for weeks (what is that?, 45F/8C?, something in that range). What happens
to these rather delicate plants is that the existing leaves melt, but new
leaves come readily. Who knows? Maybe Anubias can survive as a protected
rhizome down to near freezing. Maybe some of the Florida people can experiment.

P.S. I would be careful in Florida.
I think Anubias could be an invasive species. There are reports of colonies
of the Asian Cryptocoryne naturalized in Florida and Texas.


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