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  Re: Typhonodorum lindleyanum
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.04 at 22:24:37(4978)
Dear Jack,

i`ll take a stab at trying to give you some info. on this wonderful plany
which I have seen grown and used to grow myself here in W.P.B. Florida.

What you describe should be fine for growing Typhonodorum sucessfully, and
you may not have to use such a huge pot, 15 or 20 gal. pots should be just
fine! Be careful with your choice of 'soil', as some highly organic mixes
quickly rot when put under water, the plant dies, and when the dead plant is
removed from the pot, the soild smells like a dead dog!! The late Dr.
Monroe birdsey grew his in a pot of mainly coarse sand with some peat moss
mixed in, he stood the pots in fish ponds, and the fishes waste fertilized
the plants. I believe he aslo used to bury a couple of those solid, hard
fertilizer 'balls' about the size of a marshmellow in the soil mix.

IF you manage to produce a monster (I`ve seen them to 6', with a 9" dia
'trunk'!!!!) after several years of growth, then you may consider a slightly
larger pot! Your idea of starting them indoors in spring is a good one,
and protection from cool/cold winds would be a 'must' even in your summer..
The warm water would be great, and a few cool nights would not hurt them in
the least if they are in warm water!
They will withstand 60 degs F. for a while, but NO cool/cold winds with it!
Warm water temps. wibe a big plus!
Hope that this helps.



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