Re: Ping. v.

Juerg Steiger (
Tue, 26 Dec 1995 14:44:46 +0000

> FYI, My P.v. is also growing. It's been doing so
> for about a month. It spend the dormant season (a
> long one too) in a completely dry mix of vermic/perlite
> which it's in. I thought it was dead, but clearly this
> plant likes a dry dormancy in cultivation.

Sounds interesting. And no problems with fungi. At the natural habitats
there are winter rains, but as P. vallisneriifolia grows in microclimatic
niches (below overhanging rock parts) which are not exposed to direct
rainfall, it's in rather dry conditions also in the dormancy period.

Happy New Year! Juerg

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