Re: Pinellia cordata "bulblets"


In a message dated 7/22/98 6:36:03 PM, you wrote:

>While growing some seedlings of Pinellia cordata, I noted them developing
>some "bulblets" in the upper notch of the leaf, where the petiole attaches.
>I was unaware that they did this.  Will they do this in succeeding years as
>the leaves increase in size and how should these bulblets be propagated?

This is very common and they should produce them every year.  I once read that
the bulblets have a hook on the top that catches in the fur of small animals
which disperses the plant.  Can't guarantee that story is true. Press them in
soil in a damp, shady spot and they should do fine.

J Rugh



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