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Re: xanthosoma mafaffa
From: Tony Avent tony at plantdel.com> on 2001.10.09 at 16:17:26(7585)|
You mention that Xanthosoma maffafa is erronously known as such, but you
don't mention what it should be correctly known as...any help with a
correct name would be most appreciated. The only cultivar name for this
plant that adheres to the nomenclature code is Xanthosoma 'Lime Zinger'.
> 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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Raleigh, NC 27603 USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
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