DEVELOPMENT, TESTING AND RELEASE OF NEW ORNAMENTAL AROID CULTIVARS
Studies of factors affecting flowering, pollination, seed set and genetics of ornamental tropical aroids has made possible the development of new Aglaonema, Anthurium, Dieffenbachia and Spathiphyllum hybrids suitable for use as indoor foliage plants. Selected hybrids are asexually propagated via vegetative cuttings or tissue culture, for later greenhouse production tests. Each hybrid is grown from the liner stage to maturity in three separate tests using different light and nutrition levels. Hybrids selected for release are propagated via tissue culture and distributed to local commercial tissue culture labs for an initial licensing fee and subsequent royalties which are used to support further research.
Henny, R.J. (1989). DEVELOPMENT, TESTING AND RELEASE OF NEW ORNAMENTAL AROID CULTIVARS. Acta Hortic. 252, 71-76