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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?
Don Burns wrote:|
> Over the past 24 months I have been nursing a short leafless stem, about 4
> cm, of Philodendron Burle Mark. During that time it has neither grown, nor
> produced a leaf. But it has stayed alive and remained a very deep green
> color. Suddenly in the past 6 weeks it has started growing at a phenomenal
> pace, and it is now about 20 cm long with five or six new leaves.
> Is anyone familiar with the right culture for this plant? Is there a photo
> somewhere on the web or in the literature? I have been unsuccessful in
> finding the plant in any of my literature.
> Don Burns
> Fort Lauderdale FL USA
> Zone 10b
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