This is not TOO difficult--an aquarium water heater, a overhead grow-light|
at the correct height above the leaves, and that should do it!
By the way IF you have a couple seed to spare let me know, I know a guy that
>wants a couple.
I will be looking for seed myself. If I find some, I'll be happy to pass
any extra out.<
OK. When you do find a source, you should get lots, they produce LOTS of
huge, already-germinating seeds from one inflor., and produce multiple
inflor.`s at a time.
> >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
>of several years before seed!
This is a BIG plant!
>You will need to over-winter any you get before you build the g/house.
>do you presently over-winter the trop. w/ lilys??
Well, Victorias waterlilies flower and develop seed in one season. In the
fall, the plant dies from the cold. But because seed was produced, one
a new plant the next spring.<
WOW! They do their thing in a hurry! I guess their pools dry out in
>But most other tropical waterlilies are dug up in the fall, and the tubers
stored indoors over winter, then planted again next spring. It is such a
big pain, that many folks just buy new tropical waterlilies the next year.
Tubers of hardy water lilies can over winter in the bottom of a pond. The
pond can even freeze over, but as long as the tubers don't freeze, they
will come back the following year.<
These must be cheap plants! The late DR Monroe Birdsey in Miami bred quite
a few new ones, and treasured his plants.
Thanks for the information!