Amorph chomped off

aachenelf z5 MplsJune 12, 2005

I gave friend a few Konjacs. They were growing really well until this weekend when something chomped the whole plant off at ground level. Will these resprout? Any ideas what critters like to eat these?


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Wow, even here where we seem to be bug central I've never had anything eat mine. Or for that matter the elephant ears or philodendrums. Some kind of caterpillar? Look under the pot and see if you find a cutworm hiding there. Tally HO!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 2:33PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

I guess I'm still wondering if these have dormant eyes that will start growing if the main stem is cut? Many other bulbs and tubers do have these. How about amorphs?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 3:04PM
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Hi AachenElf, yes they have! After blooming ( from top of the stem, which is built as a tuber ) a dormant eye ( you have litterally translated the same word as we have! ) or more start for the foliage. I have seen pictures on the web of Indian farmers cutting big paeonis in "little" pieces of one pound to till their field ( hope I found the right expression in my dictionary! ) I.e. make the pieces grow for the next harvest.
Seeems crude to ( for? ) us, but that's lfe!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 4:03PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

Thank you so much. I will pass this info on to my friend with the chomped Amorph.


    Bookmark   June 13, 2005 at 4:13PM
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