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Re: dactylifer bulbil (was bulbifer bulb)

  • Subject: Re: dactylifer bulbil (was bulbifer bulb)
  • From: George Yao <gcyao@mydestiny.net>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 00:24:19 +0800

Ken,

Thanks for the info. I will check the correct ID of my "dactylifer".

George Yao
Metro-Manila

At 10/6/2007 01:46 PM, you wrote:

>Hi George,
>
>I've grown a number of Am. dactylifer and I've never had one produce a
>bulbil. This plant produces lots of very small offsets at the top of the
>tuber which must be left attached whereupon next season some of them
>will form new plants. If your dactylifer produced a bulbil then I think
>your plant is misidentified.
>
>-Ken Mosher
>
>George Yao wrote:
> > Susan,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > George Yao
> > Metro-Manila
> > Philippines
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