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  Re: aglaonemas
From: Alektra at aol.com on 2001.10.29 at 03:08:03(7706)
Dear Paul and folks,

Thank you for your immediate welcome to the list! I'm sorry I am responding
so late, when all the threads seem to have wandered away. But I am very
interested in Ags, so I am going to trundle on with this.

I believe that Ags are perfect houseplants for me, and certainly worth your
time if you can get some. I find them extremely easy to grow, more satisfying
than anything else I've ever encountered. Maybe you can introduce them to
Australia if they aren't there already!

As for pests: I've never had spider mite or mealy bug problems on Ags
although other people do. I can't keep a pot of ivy or mums alive because
voracious spider mites commandeer them and kill them the moment I get home...
and I've had mealy problems with jades and African violets in the past... yet
I never have had pests on my Ags.

Here in the northeast U.S.A., Ags seem to be mostly used in plantings in
public locations such as malls and photocopy shops; the sunlight here is weak
enough that they often are put in unprotected windows, and they thrive.

Here it actually is difficult to find them sold as pot plants for the home.
In fact, one of my biggest complaints in relation to Ags is that I have not
been able to find a mail-order retailer who sells Ags by the variety. Ag
growers seem to be focused on wholesale "to the trade," meaning interior
landscapers. If anyone knows of a mail-order retailer of varietal Ags, let me

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