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  Re: [aroid-l] Eddoe
From: "Plantsman" plantsman at prodigy.net> on 2002.08.19 at 19:58:51(9234)
I've seen this 'red dot' variety identified as Colocasia esculenta
var. aquatilis. This same type grows for miles along the San Marcos
River, TX (between Austin & San Antonio), starting right below the
Aquarena Springs Lake dam in San Marcos. The constant 72?F water
from the giant springs ensures that it grows very well year 'round.
It doesn't produce a tuber and is very stoloniferous. I grew them
for several years here in Northeast TN, and a few escaped stolons
that were buried survived our cold winters. The pots that were put
in the basement for the winter subsequently died after being dry for
a couple of months (as did my C. 'Black Magic' ). I tried it
again with the next year and kept them moist. They also died.
Alas, with no greenhouse and an already crowded windowsill, it was
all that I could offer them. It seems that they don't want to go
dormant, period!

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