about n. northiana

From: Todd W. (groovyone19@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 02 1999 - 21:42:31 PDT

Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999 21:42:31 PDT
From: "Todd W." <groovyone19@hotmail.com>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2784$foo@default>
Subject: about n. northiana

things i've read about n. northiana and the treatment protocol for the
fungal disease sporotrichosis, potassium iodide, have sort of made me wonder
if one improvement in the culture of this plant would be adding a small
amount of potassium iodide. northiana is none for its susceptibility to
root and fungus attack and grows on limestone cliffs, limestone is composed
of the shells of ancient marine animals, considering the ocean has a great
deal of iodide it makes sense that the limestone would also have a great
deal of iodide dispered in it. since pottasium iodide is much more soluble
than calcium carbonate it may leach out of the limestone in significant
quantites to either run off with the rain or be collected by any plants
growing on the cliffs, does anyone out there no if anyone ever added small
amounts of iodide to their water for n. northiana, or is there any actual
data on the mineral content of the medium around northiana's in the wild.
todd wuest

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