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  Re: Philodendron Burle Marx
From: alan san juan kalim at erols.com> on 2000.06.01 at 04:09:46(4670)
Interesting. I am always amazed at the ability of some aroids to
withstand prolonged periods without roots or leaves. I have a ~ 10 cm
piece with 2 leaves (1 completely open, the other unfurled) and
absolutely no roots. I had first placed it in water, but when no roots
came up, stuck it in perlite. IT has remained there for 2 months now,
seemingly with no problems. Transpiration must be removing water from it
at a rapid rate through the leaves, and yet it remains ok.....an
evolutionary adaptation to severe conditions in its role as a climber?
who knows?

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