Re: NANFA-- Pond Plants Repotted

Leo Arieux (
Mon, 2 Apr 2001 08:17:50 -0500 (CDT)

Jeff :

I really enjoyed your update on the ponds.
May I suggest one thing in reference to the
spatterdock. When dividing them or after collecting them take a sharp
knife and cut across the broken edge then dip the cut edge in a small
container (butter tub) of
dusting sulphur. This seals the cut edges and prevents any rotting of
the rhizome.
Dusting sulphur is very acid and seals off the cut edge.

I adapted this method from dividing my
orchids,bromelliads and tillandsias. Worked well for me on all. Of
YMMV but it stops rhizome rot . I love
spatterdock ir is a beautiful aquatic plant which
does well in a larger aquarium with the proper care when planting and
with No
plant eating fish. I used one as a center piece in a 20 gal. long with
other native
Louisiana plants and it was quite breathtaking along with native fish.
Please keep us apprised of the developments as the spring come in . I
especially like the herps......we have Rana pippins here, cute
little beggars, they love to hide in my bromillards and in the large
willow tree in
my yard. Have a good day and stay well.


Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler'

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