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Acronia gargantua

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    This is the largest Pleuro. known. The leaves are very large and these flowers are about 3-4" tall. My titan has taller growths but smaller leaves. The plant stands close to 2 feet tall, the leaves are over a foot long. Sorry I didn't get a full plant shot.



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    I remember you saying that there were some large pleuros, Ron. Thanks for a photo of one. I like the way pleuros bloom on top of the leaves. I could probably grow one like this. Pretty bloom.

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    Bruce, Acronias are really easy compared to some others. They aren't a fickler for super high humidity. I grow these in a bark mix that is kept moist. Bright light...about the level that I grow strap-leafed Paphs in.

    If you want to start out small...the palliolata has decent sized flowers and the plant is only 6" tall

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    Great growing, Ron! Do you have to grow yours cool, too? The spot they are found is supposedly shady and cooler...

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    Patrick the lows in the greenhouse are 60 in the winter with a bit of a cooler temp in the fall prior to heat being turned on. I have it in fairly bright shade with just some late afternoon sun. From looking at the leaves, I may have to cut that back a hair. I also have titan in bloom.

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    Despite my not needing to add anything to my gigantic list, thanks for this great info, Ron! ;-)


    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Bruce, Acronias are really easy compared to some others. They aren't a fickler for super high humidity. I grow these in a bark mix that is kept moist. Bright light...about the level that I grow strap-leafed Paphs in.

    If you want to start out small...the palliolata has decent sized flowers and the plant is only 6" tall

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