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Cyrtosperma , giants from New Guinea

#1 User is offline   MichaelP 

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:12 PM

I grow a few of these , was always fascinated by the clumping habit and beautiful red stripes of C.johnstoni .
I tried to grow it for many years , and it was one of the reasons I shifted from the sub-tropics up here to the real tropics .
Along with C.merkusii and C.cuspidispathum these are the most commonly grown and are the only true bog species .
I have seen C.johnstoni growing in over 1m of water . Reports of C.merkusii growing to great heights in swamps .
Great book available from the International Aroid Society , 'Aroids of New Guinea' written by Alistair Hay .
It lists most spp.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:14 PM

yup. my husband loves these. we have many in our ponds. however, except for merkusii, the rest are quite hesitant to thrown out suckers. have u heard of aglaodorums and urospathas as well. Divine!

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