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RachelLF

RachelLF

October 20, 2010
6:48 PM

Post #8166968

I have a few to share if anyone is interested in them. Just send me a D-mail.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

October 20, 2010
11:58 PM

Post #8167354

That looks deadly! I'd be even worried just to say the name, LOL.

RachelLF

RachelLF

October 21, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #8168315

Ha ha Tropic, yep it's kind of a vicious sounding name for such a pretty plant;-)
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 21, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #8168430

Only vicious if you are a rodent! The plant is great for people up north because it goes dormant in winter, but in the growing season looks pretty tropical and exotic, yet not too large.
Eclecticuno
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 21, 2010
6:46 PM

Post #8168702

Rachel, what a beautiful plant! I'd never heard of it before, that I can remember, and had to look it up.
Marianne
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

October 22, 2010
12:01 AM

Post #8168930

"Vermi" usually derives from the latin name for worms, which suggests it might be toxic to worms. Looked up the Aroid site, that's a very nice looking plant. A bit reminiscent of Typhonium (and some other aroids). Where does it originate?

RachelLF

RachelLF

October 22, 2010
6:39 AM

Post #8169183

Thanks LariAnn and Marianne.

Tropic, from what I have read this species is found across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina (Salta).

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


October 29, 2010
11:02 AM

Post #8183234

It's a tropical species then!

http://www.aroidpictures.fr/synanvermitoxicusEF.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synandrospadix
begoniadude
Irving, TX

February 26, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8394086

Thanks for your generosity. I am planting my seeds today. Wish me luck!

RachelLF

RachelLF

February 27, 2011
7:30 PM

Post #8396826

I think they will do fine but if not, let me know. The seeds I planted, germinated in about three weeks and are doing good.


begoniadude
Irving, TX

March 4, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8406757

Tomorrow will be one week. Two more to go.
begoniadude
Irving, TX

March 13, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8424206

One seed has sprouted. How cool!

RachelLF

RachelLF

March 13, 2011
7:09 PM

Post #8425242

Sounding good Dude.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


March 14, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8426346

Hey Rachel!

In the plant a tropical annual?

RachelLF

RachelLF

March 14, 2011
7:22 PM

Post #8427500

Hi Dave. The plant has a dormancy period even in it's natural habitat.
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

March 20, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8438592

Rachel that looks like one cool plant! It would be neat to go in a container. Do you have anymore seeds to spare?

RachelLF

RachelLF

March 20, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8439308

It is a very beautiful plant and yes, I have three seeds left that I will send to you. D-mail me your address and I will get them right out to you.

PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

March 20, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8439404

That's awesome Rachel! What are you looking for that I can send you in return?

RachelLF

RachelLF

March 20, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8439456

Just give me an update on how the seeds do for you. That is all that I ask.

Wishing you, happy growing.
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

March 20, 2011
7:59 PM

Post #8439559

Thank you, Rachel! I'll keep you posted.
begoniadude
Irving, TX

March 23, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8445063

I now have four seedlings. I am just wondering... I think I will move them to the greenhouse tonight. How much light can these plants take if I build it up slowly?

RachelLF

RachelLF

March 23, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8446223

Warren, I grew mine in part sun last year but I've read they grow in full sun or bright shade. This link has some good information concerning this plant.

http://www.hort.net/lists/aroid-l/jan01/msg00055.html

begoniadude
Irving, TX

March 24, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8447651

Great article. It says that seeds set is rare. How did you get your seeds?

RachelLF

RachelLF

March 24, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8448561

I must have been lucky.
begoniadude
Irving, TX

March 30, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8461531

Here is what my seeds have done so far.

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PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

March 31, 2011
8:02 PM

Post #8463963

Way to go, begoniadude!!! Did you soak the seeds first before planting?

Rachel, the seeds came in! Thank you so much!!
begoniadude
Irving, TX

April 1, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8464919

No I planted them in some potting soil. Watered thoroughly. Put the container in a zip lock bag and put it under lights. It has taken about a month to get to where we are today.
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

April 1, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8464938

Thanks for the info, begoniadude!!

RachelLF

RachelLF

April 1, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8465977

Your seedlings are looking good Dude and thanks for letting me know your seeds arrived PerennialGirl.



LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 2, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8466655

Here's some tips on growing Synandrospadix. I've grown large ones to blooming and seeding, and just recently grew two from seeds to blooming size. They seem to respond well to very moist soil. What I did last year is I put the pot in a saucer that allowed me to keep weak fertilizer water in the saucer at all times. Every 3 or 4 days, I'd dump out the old water, let the pot drain for a few minutes, then water it with fresh Miracle Gro fertilizer solution (1/2 to 1/4 label rate). The corms went from being about an inch in diameter to being 4+ inches in diameter, and one is going to bloom this year.

They won't do too well if allowed to become too dry. The soil mix should be well draining to provide root aeration, but not dry.
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

April 2, 2011
8:27 AM

Post #8466773

LariAnn, thanks for the tips!!

RachelLF

RachelLF

April 3, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8469790

I appreciate the tips as well LariAnn. My adult plant is up and growing so I've been wondering just how much fertilizer I should start giving it.

Thank you.
LariAnn
Miami, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 3, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8470129

A constant feed is preferable to periodic "jolts" of fertilizer. That is why I shared about using a lower concentration of Miracle Gro, but using it constantly (i.e. in the saucer water, and at least once per week applied from the top through the soil ball). This has worked very well for me. It is also the method used by several of the best and most professional aroid growers I know of. There are some other aroids that respond well to this same type of regime, such as Dracontium and Pycnospatha.
begoniadude
Irving, TX

June 24, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8651561

I have extra seedlings left over if anyone is interested.

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