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  Re: Typhonium lindleyanum autumn treatment
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.10.09 at 16:08:30(7581)
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 10:46
Subject: Typhonium lindleyanum autumn

Dear Bona venutre,

I THINK you are mistaken about what your plants are, there is a
Typhonodorum lindleanum, not a Typhonium! Typhonodorum is a HUGE
(grows to about 6' tall, looks like a banana 'tree'!), aquatic aroid from
Madagascar and nearby Islands, it MUST be kept wet and warm! Check
w/ Brian Williams, he distributed seed of this about a year ago. I
believe Brian has heaters even in the water, as the roots suffer greatly in
winter when the water gets cool. The larger plants develop a
'knot'-like structure at the plant`s base, but I would not call it a tuber,
and it does not go dormant! There is a great article on growing
this wonderful giant aroid in Australia in a back-issue of Aroideana (get your
back-issues while they last!).

Good luck,


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