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Old 05-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mark, I just photographed mine this afternoon. It has had a very tough life! The first winter I kept it in my garage, and it kept one yellow leaf for most of the winter. That spring (last spring), it died back to the corm and I thought it was a goner. I left it, and to my surprise it came back and started growing from the same pseudostem! Last summer, it did not grow very well, and seemed to languish in the heat. I kept it in the greenhouse at school this past winter, and it grew some. It still is not very vigorous at all, although I just spotted a pup today. Maybe the pup will be more healthy than the mother pseudostem. I still believe that this could end up being one of the more cold-hardy species, much like M. yunnanensis or M. sikkimensis, even though it is native to lowland, subtropical Himalayan regions. We shall see!

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