Aroids forum: Monstera(I Think) & a couple unknowns.

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Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 8, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Here are the rest of the plants I collected on the trip. I am hoping for an ID that does not lead to Mexico! HEHE Anthurium faustomirandae is listed on [url=www.exoticrainforest.com]www.exoticrainforest.com[/url] as only being found in Mexico. Has it been naturalized to Colombia,LariAnn?

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This reminds me of a Monstera Deliciosa, but is a compact grower that hugs the ground in a creeping bird-nest growth pattern. Also the Petioles & Stems are rough like sandpaper. This plant has stems about 3" thick.Monstera Deliciosa grows vines & climbs right?

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I think this may be an immature version of the plant below, but I am not sure. It had 2 Inflorescence when I collected it, but one dropped pollen the night I collected it (saved for hybridizing attempts) & the other was shed due to a maggot infestation, but it had tiny beetles also. Is this variegated, or does the leaf have some sort of damage? I am seeing the same affect on several plants.
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This is a beautiful plant that I noticed in a tiny cave on the side of the road while traveling at 100KPH. The red really sticks out! HEHE! Anyone know what it is?
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 9, 2012 8:17 PM CST
Those yellow spots may be natural but they remind me of trace element deficiency. Seems it needs a pinch of bird(chicken) poop in there or maybe decomposed night soil. Take your pick. Smiling
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 9, 2012 9:28 PM CST
Think egg shells would work? I had thought it looked like some sort of disease, deficiency, or sun damage, so this makes sense. I think I will wait for new leaves to appear as they have new soil & fertilizer now. I still want to know what they are! :)

I do not know what you mean by "night soil"???
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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Dec 9, 2012 10:59 PM CST
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Dec 9, 2012 11:24 PM CST

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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 10, 2012 12:18 PM CST

Noel, egg shells are calcium carbonate a constituent of soil not trace element. I do not think Aroids living in rotting vegetation packed full of Humic acid will be to amused.
http://www.exoticrainforest.com/plantscollection.html
Please read what the experts have to say about Aroids.
Magnesium, molybdenum, etc you can only find in poop I am afraid, not egg shells. Stop being finicky.
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 10, 2012 2:04 PM CST
not being finicky. I just do not have a supply of chicken poop at the moment. I am working on the problem , & like I said this soil is new to the plants. We will see. I am reading whatever is on that site as well as researching in other locations. Thanks.
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
KAMasud
Dec 14, 2012 10:01 AM CST
Noel, I have given names of some chemicals on the other thread, if you can get a hold of them please do ask as to how to use them. Then I suppose some stories will have to be told to you from our side as to how to use them. Do try to get your hands on a PH test kit, as we are interested in the acidic side one dye will do. Get a sterilized container from a pathological lab and take a water sample. I would only be interested in the water hardness report so a sample in a jam jar will do but as you are spending, might as well get a proper report which might do your health also some good.
Now, can we decide as to which thread to stick to as posting on multiple threads is a bit confusing.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 14, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Hello Arif,
Stick to the aroids forum, or post on my blog since I created it at your request (for stories). I am about to be heading back to Ecuador this coming week to finish my visa paperwork, so I should have new photos including some location shots. The water here is horrible for my health. I buy bottled water, but I am trying to have a filtration system sent here to deal with the problem for my plants.

Noel
Kneel & swear fealty to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt! Mazrim Taim
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
KAMasud
Dec 17, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Why a filtration plant for plants Confused since when did plants require filtered water Blinking . If it had been hard water then a deioniser I could understand in order to make the water soft but a filtration plant? Thank you for creating a blog for stories lets hope you can fill it up with wonderful attractive ones so that you get a following Thumbs up . Noel, why do you need filtered water for plants?
Listen, the next thing I was going to tell you was how to make fertiliser tea to feed plants. Ok, I will try to forget the top portion. Get a drum, steel or plastic 200 liters would be fine. Take some netting a yard by yard square and fill it up with a bucket full of manure and hang it in the steel drum filled with water like a tea bag. When the water turns the colour of tea, use that water to water your plants. If the drum water has larvae or worms, don't worry the plants will love them also. This water will be rich with nutrients.
Now how to reconcile the above two paragraphs. That, I think I will leave to you.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Noel Calvert
Tumaco, Colombia-South America (Zone 13b)
A gringo?Where?(does a doubletake)
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NoelCalvert
Dec 17, 2012 5:23 PM CST
The wonderful government of Colombia has been "trying" to eradicate the Cocaine plant fields, & subsequently poisoning the subterranean water supply. Unless I misunderstand, this is causing the water to be bad for plants as well as animal consumption. It was only a thought that has since been put on the wayside, & is no longer important. The fertilizer tea is a nice idea. When I have my own property here to work with, I'll set something like that up. At the moment I think that would be a problem in an apartment. As far as the PH & other such stuff, I will try to visit the agriculture store here before I leave for Ecuador again. That should prove to be an interesting discussion at the store. I can see the clerks face when I tell him I am going to be testing water & soil samples in the jungle. HEHE! Did you take the time to check out my Blog?
Kneel & swear fealty to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt! Mazrim Taim
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers Multi-Region Gardener
KAMasud
Dec 18, 2012 7:35 PM CST

The United Nations spent a lot(millions) of dollars trying to eradicate Hashish Rolling on the floor laughing how do you eradicate a weed in its natural environment? Idiots on purpose spend in the wrong place, not on the poverty surrounding you. If you can get your hands on charcoal pass the water through charcoal bed. Charcoal sucks up the toxins, when exhausted spread it in the sun. Blog, no but I mostly post at mid night but today its 6.30 AM and I am on your blog. Thumbs up
Regards,
Arif.

Sondra
Mar 14, 2013 11:21 PM CST
I have that same Monstera and although I bought it from a good nursery here in West Palm Beach, it has never climbed either. I originally planted it to climb up a Palm tree, but it never did. Then I dug it up and planted it elsewhere and it bushes out but still does not climb. I still like it, but it's a disappointment.

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