Aspidistra

beryl
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Re: Aspidistra

Post by beryl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:28 am

Hi Thanks for your reply. I also think that fungal knats are a big contender in the area of pollination for Aspi's. My Aspi's have never grown in a garden, or seen a slug or snail. They have always been house plants. Fungal knats are a constant souce of irritation for me concerning Aspi's. They do like damp conditions in the plant's compost. So keeping the Aspi's as dry as possible is an ongoing theme for me. Two of my plants produced flowers two winters ago. Fungal knats can make the roots mushy and die off. I find that keeping the plants separate from one another in the house can help with the knat problem. Best wishes Beryl


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multim
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Re: Aspidistra

Post by multim » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:52 pm

You're welcome. Perhaps you could try some root division, growing on and then giving the new plant a go in the garden?
Mine grow in dappled shade and only get watered when it rains. Fungal gnats....no fun at all!
Growing the improbable - not the impossible


beryl
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Re: Aspidistra

Post by beryl » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:25 am

Hello
I might try one Aspi plant in the garden. I sell my plants, so that's why they are always in pots. Bye :D


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Re: Aspidistra

Post by jungle jas » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:09 pm

multim wrote: Mine grow in dappled shade and only get watered when it rains. Fungal gnats....no fun at all!
Fungal Gnats! If only I were young again What a name for a band! I could have made a fortune had I thought of that. icon_r&r icon_thumright
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Volksman999
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Aspidistra

Post by Volksman999 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:58 pm

Ive just bought an Aspidistra from a local garden centre who had it amongst their houseplants. I bought it to add a bit of evergreen to my depleted garden but am now worried that, as it has probably been indoors its whole life, it may not take too kindly to being put outside at this time of the year. Anyone have any thoughts?


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Aspidistra

Post by otorongo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:20 am

Don't worry Volksman999, they're tough as old boots.


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