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  Re: [Aroid-l] Cyrtosperma Merkusii
From: Brian Williams pugturd at alltel.net> on 2006.09.29 at 22:42:31(14712)
Julius I am sure will speak up as this is his favorite group. Merkusii
may have one of if not the largest solid leaf in the plant world. I have
seen photos of monstrous plants 15 to 20 feet tall with leaves 6 to 8
feet long and around 6 feet wide. They are usually grown in the Fiji
island and are usually only eaten for special occasions. This is due to
how much slower they are to grow than Colocasias and for their extreme
size. They do seem to be very sensitive to cool weather and I have found
that they can take some cold but they water should be heated if the
water is heated they do very well.
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