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    Has anyone tried growing Acanthostachys strobilacea as an epiphyte - I've taken a spare plant and washed the roots and wired it to a piece of bark and hung it up - now we shall see just how tough it is - but what are the chances of it existing like a tillandsia?

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    Is it a true epiphyte? I am not very familiar with Orchids but I know epiphytes. If it is, then with the right care it should, if it is not then you'll probably not be succesful. Most non-epiphytes will not grow epiphytically for anyone or anything but I said most not all.

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    Hi Superimposedhope - no i don't think it is a true epiphyte - but I suspect it grows on rocks and other low humus places, that is why it may be able to cope. Well if it dies at least i've had a go....
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    Well if its a litho then that should suffice for epiphytic life in fair to good conditions. Are you mounting or basket growing or how do you plan to grow it?

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    I've washed the roots -and bundled them up and tied the whole thin to a stick and hung it up. This is a beast of a plant - but really tough - so I'm hoping for the best. The fruits taste good too, though it's a bit like a bulldog eating a wasp when one eatsc them...
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