T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

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T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue May 29, 2012 7:18 am

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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by DiCasS » Tue May 29, 2012 7:33 am

Not so well as yours Kris, it looks a biggie already icon_cheers

Have you measured it?

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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue May 29, 2012 7:35 am

DiCasS wrote:Not so well as yours Kris, it looks a biggie already icon_cheers

Have you measured it?

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Not measured it yet. Probably around 60 cms across. I don't expect any big leaves this year as its got a four foot stem now and I guess it will produce smaller leaves.


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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by DiCasS » Tue May 29, 2012 7:45 am

Just been out to have a look at mine, sure it's grown loads overnight :lol: and as sad as I am, I've just measured it and it's 1 ft. 10".
I thought it was a lot smaller than that.

I prefer them at that height Kris, still very impressive and at eye level. Luckily with the mild winter I was able to keep my stems icon_cheers

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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Dave Brown » Tue May 29, 2012 7:57 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
Not measured it yet. Probably around 60 cms across. I don't expect any big leaves this year as its got a four foot stem now and I guess it will produce smaller leaves.
Who told you that Kris :?:

I agree that the increase in size going from small to big cannot be maintained, but my tallest one with a 4 foot stem has huge leaves compared to this time last year. Current largest full grown leaf is 124cm 49 inches, compared to a max of 158cm last August. I'll take a pic later.
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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Mr List » Tue May 29, 2012 10:55 am

already bigger than my best last year :roll:

having a monter claw rex should be counted as cheating :lol: :lol:


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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue May 29, 2012 11:34 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:
Not measured it yet. Probably around 60 cms across. I don't expect any big leaves this year as its got a four foot stem now and I guess it will produce smaller leaves.
Who told you that Kris :?:

I agree that the increase in size going from small to big cannot be maintained, but my tallest one with a 4 foot stem has huge leaves compared to this time last year. Current largest full grown leaf is 124cm 49 inches, compared to a max of 158cm last August. I'll take a pic later.

I have seen many pics of bigger, older T rexes and the leaves look a lot smaller. I think Adrian posted some pics reccently.


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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Trudytropics » Tue May 29, 2012 2:20 pm

Just measured mine and the two biggest leaves are 56cm :oops: , maybe next year I'll be in the Big Boy league.
Although there are still plenty of new leaves so maybe by end of the summer these will be bigger.
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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by jimhardy » Tue May 29, 2012 3:18 pm

Not that big yet-can I enter my Castor bean leaves in this???? icon_scratch


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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue May 29, 2012 4:54 pm

jimhardy wrote:Not that big yet-can I enter my Castor bean leaves in this???? icon_scratch
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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Palmer » Tue May 29, 2012 6:55 pm

I’m not going to win any competitions with my Trex Kris, it lost its rowing point in the 10-11 winter and is now growing from a side shoot, the leaves are much smaller then they use to be but TBH I’m not that bothered though, it’s more in proportion with my small garden now.

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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue May 29, 2012 8:18 pm

Looks great Palmer.
Just measured biggest leaf and it's 82 cm across.


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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Andy P » Tue May 29, 2012 9:10 pm

This is mine taken tonight. 700mm on the button.
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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by jimhardy » Wed May 30, 2012 3:18 pm

WOW!

Those are still some huge leaves....so I don't go to far off topic...
my little T-rex(Steroidol giant)comes back every year along with
an ever increasing T-Rex forest.

The biggest Castor leaf is 27" and they are still small,not much
taller than 27"


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Re: T rex biggest leaf competition 2012

Post by Bob » Wed May 30, 2012 7:43 pm

Mines only a tiddler this year producing smaller leaves on shorter stems now it's branched. The leaf at the front of the plant; 40" / 1020mm

Apologise for the crappy pic.

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