Re: Introduction

Barry Meyers-Rice (
Fri, 14 Jan 94 11:32:01 MST

Sounds like your two plants, _U.sandersonii_ and _U.pubescens_, probably
have died on you. They do not go dormant. Perhaps you let them frost?
Perhaps they got some salt in their soil? I don't know what elevation
you're on at the islands, so I don't know how cold or how salty your
area is.

Gordon Snelling occasionally has spontaneous deaths in his collection,
for no obvious reason. Certainly not due to oversights in his otherwise
excellent cultural method. I am becoming convinced that his air, i.e.
Los Angeles, is a contributing factor. Maybe salt in your air, Earl?