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Old 11-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #78
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Yesterday I scored my first new epiphyte for use in this tank, a nice specimen of Aerangis biloba for twenty bucks. It's a good-sized plants about 6" wide, but it has a growth habit and flowering habit that should fit well in this enclosure.

The foliage is really cool too. Each leaf has a pair of uneven lobes at the end and a dark reticulating vein pattern. At first glance I thought it was a small Platycerium fern.

I hope that it will do well in this viv. The care requirements sound more or less compatible. It is a shade plant, so I might mount it beneath a Tillandsia or other plant positioned higher on the manzanita branches.

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