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Cassandra cassandrae at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 12 20:56:09 EST 2002

"Peterthinks" <Peterthinks at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:LFD68.9621$Jq.350124 at news2.calgary.shaw.ca...
> I have a plant that is called "GRONK"
> closest I have come to as a name...what is it?
> seems to be a nickname based on what it really is
> huge thing, green
> 4 feet tall segmented stem around 2 inches across one leaf per segment
> leaves only occur on the top 5 segments
> leaves are huge
> deep green overall
> leaves are a foot long and 8+ inches wide
> leaves unfurl from a spike in the centre and add to the overall length
> deep green with a pattern that follows the veins of the leaves
> leaves have smooth edges and come to a point
> sometimes the leaves weep drops of water from the edges(am I
> little sub roots come down like a mangrove tree...not really
> pronounced...just a half inch up and out from where main stem touches soil
> bought it at a garage sale...it seems to like me
> what is it?
> Peter

Could be wrong, but sounds to me like a Bird of Paradise.

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