A. paeoniifolius wants another stalk

guy_in_bear_suitAugust 20, 2007

Hi, I have a potted A. paeoniifolius that has decided to put out a secondary stalk from the main bulb.

It only has about an inch or so exposed. My question is, should I abort the new stalk and if so, how do I go about it.

I mean, it seems a bit late in the season(late august) to be growing another stalk and this is the first time it has done it.

I'm not sure what I should do.


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Please.. leave it in the ground. It is still part of the Mother bulb, and the second stalk will just give more energy to making a new bulb when winter comes around.


    Bookmark   August 20, 2007 at 10:55AM
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aroideana(Tropical Australia)

I planted out several small tubers , most under 1" .
They just grew and grew , most had several stems all season . Just dug one up a few weeks ago and it was over 6" . Cant wait to see how they do this season .
This is in true wet tropics , in Feb. I had 2" of rain on average every day . I left a pencil poked in the ground , and it sprouted ;-)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2007 at 6:37AM
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It is always best to leave the stalks on. When it gets cold the plant itself will decide to end the growing season by allowing the leaf stalk to wither all by itself. In the process the energy that it took for the stalk to grow will go back into the tuber, making the tuber healthier and stronger for the dormant period.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 3:22PM
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When the leaves start to yellow I drive a stake next to the pot and tie the leaf to it to help support it while it whithers away. I feel it helps the tuber absorb the carbohydrates from the leaf.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2007 at 11:01PM
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