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Adrian Salter asalter at geko.com.au
Thu Feb 16 17:40:24 EST 1995


In article <mbleeker.61.0013E06B at euronet.nl>,
mbleeker at euronet.nl (Marco_Bleeker) wrote:

>  Just a question out of curiousity: today a saw a Spathiphyllum wallisii 
>plant in a shopping centre for plants, and it was easily a meter high. 
>Normally you could buy (flowering) plants of this genus that are only perhaps 
>30-40 cm (a feet) high.  I always failed at propagating these small ones. 
>Could it be that they were the same S. wallisii, but treated with hormones to 
>keep the small ?  Or is there no excuse for my failure ? :-)

The plant you saw was not Spathiphyllum wallisii. It may be Spathiphyllum
clevelandii or perhaps a hybrid such as S. 'Mauna Loa'. 30-40 cm is the
normal height for S. wallisii.

Adrian 





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