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    Erm.. my brother has this gigantea and it used to flourish and grow. (it was 3 inches) but then he neglected it for a while -_- so it's 1 inch and has 3 leaves. Anyway I put it into my lowland tank (which seems to do well for everything).. any way it can get better? I know most mexican pings are pretty hardy... also how easy would it be to make a leaf cutting? easy as esseriana? thanks.

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    I have taken a frozen gigantea that had only 1 leaf left and gotten it to 12" in a year so I'd say they are pretty bomb-proof. Open soil mix and good but not excessive moisture is the key.
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    Matt! Welcome back! Bad Captain... bad! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    lol!! you remember captain alan haha. yes that's him
    thanks for the welcome.

    Anyway, after your story and 12 inch (?) growth I think it can pull through. thanks.

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    I've never grown P. gigantea, but with my experience, most of the Pings I've grown have been very hard to kill. I have this one pretty sizeable Mexican Ping that I neglected to the point where I was positive death was inevitable, but with good conditions it bounced right back within a month.

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