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Post Mexican Gunnera.
In the something different category.

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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
Does it withstand dry air ?
Gunnera manicata cann't be grown in a our mediterranean climate.


Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:52 am
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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
I bought one about 15 years ago and kept it a greenhouse that had nothing to increase humidity. It quickly died. I would guess though that you still have a chance outdoors as it for sure can take warmer temperatures then Gunnera maniculata. Also,a dappled shade Pierre where you are would beat the conditions I had.
Not much written on the net on it other then from Oaxaca.


Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:10 pm
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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
Thanks Stan. I never heard from this Gunnera before.
It probably needs an adapted spot. Maybe it is worth a try.


Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:12 am
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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
I've seen it growing in a botanical garden in Xalapa, Veracruz, which is down the wet east side. I'd say it needs humidity and constant access to water, same as the other Gunnera spp.

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 am
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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
Thanks Paul.
So outside an oceanic climate it is going to be quite difficult to grow.


Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:44 am
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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
That would be my guess, Pierre. Maybe also sourcing material to try might be a challenge!

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Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:50 am
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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
I can imagine that, but when a plant is worth a try we finally find it. The actual difficulty often is : where is some place left in the garden ?


Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:48 am
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Post Re: Mexican Gunnera.
:lol: That sounds remarkably familiar...

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