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  Re: xanthosoma mafaffa
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2001.10.09 at 05:29:27(7578)
Hi Tony,

Well, the plant you cited (i.e., the Xanthosoma "Golden", "Aurea" or
"Lime Green", erroneously known as X. mafaffa) is a heat-lover indeed. My
plants almost died here in Sao Paulo (temperatures during winter usually
reach 8 oC) and now they are trying to recover. I am not an expert on
overwinter plants (I have never seen real snow in my whole life!), but I do
not believe that these plants are that hardy. Their rhizomes are somewhat
tender and proned to desiccation.

Very best wishes,


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