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Old 06-19-2022, 05:24 PM
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Your Alocasia amazonica looks great. Even though it was inexpensive, by the time you grow it to adulthood, it should be back up in price, judging by how some of the other aroids I see are priced.

It's too bad all of those doctors and dentists didn't realize a couple of decades ago that the garden-variety monsteras that populated so many of their offices would one day--thanks to the fickle tastes of twenty-somthing social media influencers--command prices that could help offset their kids' college funds.
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Your Alocasia amazonica looks great. Even though it was inexpensive, by the time you grow it to adulthood, it should be back up in price, judging by how some of the other aroids I see are priced.

It's too bad all of those doctors and dentists didn't realize a couple of decades ago that the garden-variety monsteras that populated so many of their offices would one day--thanks to the fickle tastes of twenty-somthing social media influencers--command prices that could help offset their kids' college funds.
Thank you! And lol on all the Swiss cheese plants in the doctor’s offices with harvest gold shag rug carpeting and spider plants in macramé hangers ! When I began hearing about all the excitement about those in past two years, I was thinking, wait—THE Monstera deliciosa? At first I thought they were mocking it. However, I did get on the 2020 houseplant 70s/80s rerun bandwagon and purchased a Ficus lyrata for my cottage.
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I've been growing them about a year. An expert friend here is guiding me. There is a man growing quite a few outdoors in Phoenix with sun protection by trees.

… My friend said most people use transparent pots with cuttings or bare-root plants so they can watch root growth. I used 1-quart deli food containers, the same ones I use for S/H growing. Repot the cuttings or bare-root plants and water well. Don't water again until medium is so dry you no longer see condensation in the pot. I used 5-gallon black plastic nursery containers for some from Ecuagenera that were very much larger than I expected, with the same potting mix.
ES, I’m running out of options for clear plastic orchid type pots for anthuriums, I can only find up to 8” now online. Am thinking of cut-off milk gallon jugs with cut outs for drainage. I’ll start seeing clear plastic containers in a new way now,… clear plastic trash cans? Lol


Once they reach a certain size maybe not so crucial to keep them in an ICU type , neurotic growing environment?

I finally found perlite #4 super large size in a nearby hydroponic store. It was pricey but buying bulk is way more economical than the tiny gallon size bags been finding available online.
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I don't know enough to say. What I'm seeing is small containers seem to work fine. They don't have extensive root systems.
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I’ve been reading that Philodendron patriciae is one of the most attractive strap leaf philodendrons. I got one from ecuagenera USA. My first order from the US location and I like that they ship in pot; not bare root. Very good price for the size they shipped.
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That looks to be a very healthy plant--and good to know that they ship in-pot plants (I've only received bare root orchids from them in the past). Hopefully it will do well for you.

I've had an ongoing experiment over the summer as I get to know what likes me and what doesn't (not that I'm taking any of this personally, of course). The alocasias are all proving to be tough as nails. The philodendrons are also quite hardy subjects to grow (at least the few I've acquired). The anthuriums, however, have proven to be more challenging--especially the velvet-leaved variety, some of which are doing remarkably well, and others of which I've been struggling with.

Oh well, to steal a line from Game of Thrones, winter is coming, so I can afford to have a more pared down collection if a few losses are experienced, since the orchids will be coming back inside.

Good luck with the Philodendron patriciae.
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That looks to be a very healthy plant--and good to know that they ship in-pot plants (I've only received bare root orchids from them in the past). Hopefully it will do well for you.

Oh well, to steal a line from Game of Thrones, winter is coming, so I can afford to have a more pared down collection if a few losses are experienced, since the orchids will be coming back inside. had an ongoing experiment over the summer as I get to know what likes me and what doesn't (not that I'm taking any of this personally, of course). The alocasias are all proving to be tough as nails. The philodendrons are also quite hardy subjects to grow (at least the few I've acquired). The anthuriums, however, have proven to be more challenging--especially the velvet-leaved variety, some of which are doing remarkably well, and others of which I've been struggling with.



Good luck with the Philodendron patriciae.
Thank you.

I’ve nursed along a few of the velvet leaf ones. Lost several over the winter. Actually had a veitchii remaining green for a year and I can’t find any roots on it. Been growing it in a large glass terrarium for past few months and am now seeing it preparing for a new leaf.
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Just watched an episode of Gardening Australia last night and they had a segment on a couple growing aroids.
Saw some lovely crystalline hybrids.
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Just watched an episode of Gardening Australia last night and they had a segment on a couple growing aroids.
Saw some lovely crystalline hybrids.
Difficult to choose a favorite among anthuriums but if I had to choose one it’s the A. Crystallinum. It’s like a bold tribal shield. The plant that gets the most comments in my collection from even the non-planty people.
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