Re: bulbifer bulb
- Subject: Re: bulbifer bulb
- From: George Yao <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 00:01:54 +0800
Last year, I saw my A. dactylifer grew a bulbil at the apex of the
petiole, so I tried an experiment growing it. After the leaf dropped,
I planted the bulbil, but shortly thereafter it had turned
brownish-black when I checked. Fearing that it was starting to rot, I
removed it from the pot, cleaned it, and put it in a covered clear
plastic cup so that I can keep an eye on it. To prevent it from
drying out, I moistened it once in a while. It very slowly
transformed into a tiny tuber with a growing point. After still
sometime, it started to grow roots and that's when I planted it again.
At 10/5/2007 08:43 AM, you wrote:
>I'm glad this is so easy for everyone (else). I do have to chime in
>and say I've never been able to grow one from a bulbil, although I
>try every year- if I store dry they shrivel up and disappear before
>spring. If I put them in dirt, the same thing...
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