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  [Aroid-l] Helicodicerous question
From: crogers at ecoanalysts.com (D. Christopher Rogers) on 2007.09.27 at 16:55:14(16348)
Hello, Deni!

First off, your book is great!

Secondly, you may not be getting large plants due to a lack of real heat.
When my plants go dormant, I leave them potted during the summer months,
which are very dry. But summers here have high temperatures between 32 and
48 degrees C, with humidity down around 5%. My plants are typically growing
well into the first month or so of summer, well into 35 degree C
temperatures, before dormancy.

Offsets are common, usually making a single bloom after two years, two
blooms after four years.

But then, I do live in a Mediterranean clime, and that may have something to
do with it. Here you can just put them in the ground (usually best on a
slope for drainage) and they will grow just fine, year 'round.

Conversely, the problem you have described I seem to be having with my
Arisaema taiwanensis. Go figure.

Happy days,

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