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Re: Madagascar Lace
>From: "Michael Eckardt" <mike at odg_com>
>All I'm saying is that there must be different varieties of lace plants
>with respect to their growth habits.
>In addition(?), there are at least four different varieties as to size:
>The large variety with 10-12" leaves and the small variety with 6" leaves
>are both available in the hobby.
>My guess is that the larger plants can survive without a resting phase
>because larger plants can survive in deeper water and may not experience
This makes a good deal of sense. In fact, the plants that wouldn't stay
down for the dormancy were the larger ones that I got from a different
source. I wonder if it might also be a single variety that pursues
different strategies depending on how big it is. If it's small, then
during the rainy (dark) season it goes dormant, but as they get bigger and
produce bigger leaves (i.e. taller) they can hold on during the rainy
season as well. as seems to be the case so often, it depends.....