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Author Topic: Acanthostachys strobilacea in the habitat  (Read 301 times)
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 23:59:54 »

Hi again Reginaldo - Although I have this fascinating little plant in my collection, this is the first time I've ever seen a pic of it growing in habitat and thanks so much for sharing your picture with us. Can you please explain to us what the growing conditions are like?

I also have another called Acanthostachys pitcairnoides; it's not as spectacular as strobilacea, but certainly different, with its vicious spikes and mauve flowers right down in the base of the plant.

I would say to any growers, if you don't have these two, they are worth getting as they are both unusual and very interesting and easy to grow plants.

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All the best, Nev.


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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 04:04:50 »

Hi Nev,

The A. strobilacea occurs in my area, drier than the rainforest climate. Usually grows in places of good clarity and they receive some direct sunlight. In the winter months receives little rain (50-70 mm per month). Usually germinate in the cracks between the tree branches.

The A. pitcairnioides does not occur in my area, unfortunately.
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