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Lepanthes platysepala

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    Default Lepanthes platysepala

    Intermediate to cool grower. 0.5 tall flower.
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    very nice Tom!!Well grown!

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    Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing

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    Gorgeous plant, Tom! I've always wondered at the remarkable visual similarities between the foliage of this species, Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes (I guess named for the resemblance), and certain epiphytic Peperomias. Did some symbiotic interaction with an animal make them evolve this way? Are they mimicking each other, and to what benefit?

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    Thanks.

    Nat, the Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes has similar look but entirely different(bigger plant and bigger leaves) as well. Both are nice plants to have even without flowers. You might need a lot more room to house T. chamaelepanthes, Mine is amost 3 feet long while my Lep. platysepala is about 12" long.
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    Sweet plant! Wonder how it would do in one of my terrs? The leaves and growth habit would make it very welcomed addition --- should it prove to be amenable to terrarium life. Definitely a plant worth having just for the foliage. Unfortunate that such plants seem to be so very hard to come by.

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    I don't know for sure if it will do well in a terrarium(I have no terrarium experience ). I do grow this a bit more air and light than most of my Lepanthes species.

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