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Cereoid* cereoid at prodigy.net
Wed Feb 13 03:05:34 EST 2002

No, Its a GRONK. They must have done a search using Barney Google to get
then name! :-p

They specifically said it has huge leaves this big across and roots like a
mangrove!! :-o

I'd be wary of alligators lurking in the foliage! ;-)

Cassandra <cassandrae at earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:ZIja8.2977$P21.294880 at newsread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net...
> "Peterthinks" <Peterthinks at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:LFD68.9621$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
> overwatering?)
> > little sub roots come down like a mangrove tree...not really
> > pronounced...just a half inch up and out from where main stem touches
> > 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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