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From: Arno Clement <al.clement at PLANET.NL>
Subject: Re: Arisaema griffithii, Van Bourgondien
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I don't know any Nursery here in Holland that grows Arisaema griffithii a=ll
the tubers that are sold by Dutch nursery's are imported from India.

And 18 USD for one tuber is a high price, you can buy Arisaema griffithii
tuber at wholesale price for 2.3 Euro.

The problem with most of the Arisaema's from India is that they are shipp=ed
the wrong way. They don't like to be dry during the dormant period. A few
years ago I did import 100 tubers of A. griffithii, 100 A. utile, 100 A.
nepenthoides, 100 A. costatum, 100 A. galeatum, 100 A. speciosum and 100 =A.
concinnum directly form India. The tubers were not all for me but it was =a
combined order of 5 Dutch Arisaema Enthusiasts. With some of the species =I
had some bad results, and most of us had the same results.
I had 30 tubers of each species and in the first year I lost 12 A.
griffithii 10 A. utile 8 A. nepenthoids 1 A. costaum 28 A. galeatum 10 A.
speciosum and 2 A. concinnum. This is most likely do to the bad shipping
of the tubers, I received them stored dry, and after the first year I
stored them all in damp peat moss during the dormant period. (I grow my
Arisaema's in pots).
And the second growing season I lost only 1 A. griffithii and 2 A.
speciosum. And last year I only lost 1 A. speciosum.

If you want to tray A. griffithii don't order just one tuber but buy larg=e
amounts you will certainly loss 40 % of them in the first year.

I grow my A. griffithii in plastic pots and I grow them very wet, and the=y
like it that way

With best wishes,
Arno Clement
The Netherlands
zone 8

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonaventure Magrys" <bonaventure at OPTONLINE.NET>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 7:48 PM
Subject: Arisaema griffithii, again

> Looks like Van Bourgondien ( is offering Arisaema
griffithii, 1 for $17.99, 2 for $34.98, 3 for $50.97.
> My question for them is, have the grown them through a full year
successfully, including a full dormancy cycle, or are these imported
directly from India? What can we expect of you? Eager Arisaema-L members
want to know.
> Bonaventure Magrys
> Cliffwood Beach, NJ USA
> Please respond to ARISAEMA-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL or bonaventure at

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