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RE:lace and Cordata
As I read it
>thrives with extra-large water changes (optimally 2/3) and weekly,
This is not true.
>(70/22, that's pretty cool) and cooler during 2 rest months (66/18),
Cool *generally* is the best method. They will grow like a weed. You can
keep them higher but they don't last in the long term.
>slender leaved ones needing distant light or semi-shade, fuller light for
>broad-leaf. Making sure they don't get cold feet (or in the apon. case
>"foot") can be important rot from what I hear, too.
Cold feet is not a problem for lace plants. Mr. Sexton has grown them in
manure(Hummmm! was it Cat manure/feces<g>?) and they aren't prone to rot
there so moving them around and other bulb stresses(like temp) are the
causes of rot rather than the anaerobic gravel as I had postulated
previously in a post. I can rule that one out.
>side-note, apparently mass imports are endangering the wild reserves of Lace
>Plants so don't ditch the bulbs and reorder unless you really want to!
No life form for that matter but there are a large number on the mainland of
Africa now that are being imported but they are still being removed from
their native home also.
They aren't getting near the $ as before though so the $ issue will lessen
the amount taken hopefully. Capitalism.......and all. Cheaper to farm the
things. If I had the time and room!
> On a side-note, the discussion over the Cryptocoryne (C. cordata?) is very
>interesting. I was just reading an account by Dr. Chris Andrews of when he
>went on a search for C. cordata, as he explains I guess there's some
>confusion over color of the flower collar being yellow, or yellow and fading
>into brown, or purple. So anyways, in the wild he found they were all fully
>yellow. But he had to the rivers of East Johore to figure that much out!
So are you interested in Crypts yet folks?
> Thanks for all the lighting tips from everyone (I got lots of info on
>compact flourescents a little bit ago). Everything turned out great...I got
>a metal halide pendant. Go figure, it's beautiful.
You would've been happy either way<g>! You'll like it.