>OK. As I get older, tossing around a 50 gallon pot of soil in the pond can|
unmanageable. If I can get large leaves with a smaller pot of soil, that
would be great.<
You will be fine with a 20 gal MAX. size pot!
> 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
>removed from the pot, the soil 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
only. I don't heat the pond all year. And I am sure the Oregon winters
will kill it off even if the water were warm (?). Perhaps I can play with
starting a seed in winter indoors, then moving the plant outside for one
growing season and see how I do. Then when the greenhouse gets built I can
make a place to grow one all year.>>
I don`t think I understand---one season will give you a plant maybe 12-18"
(INCHES!) tall--it will take several years (3-4???) at the least to get
anything of any size!! You will HAVE to over-winter these small plants
SOMEHOW IF you want to eventually have sizeable/mature plants!!
By the way IF you have a couple seed to spare let me know, I know a guy that
wants a couple.
>Might is be possible to produce seed from a plant in one growing season?<
NO sir!! This is one of the Aroid giants, my BEST guess is a growth period
of several years before seed!
>They will withstand 60 degs F. for a while, but NO cool/cold winds with it!
>Warm water temps. will be a big plus!
>OK, I suspect I could maintain good temps in the future greenhouse.
Thanks again for the good info!<
You will need to over-winter any you get before you build the g/house. How
do you presently over-winter the trop. w/ lilys??
>jack in Oregon<