Repot ideas anyone??

bihai(zone 9)October 12, 2006

I have this really large Alocasia loweii. It sbeen in this pot for about 10 or so years. It has 5 trunks. One comes out of the pot, and curls down all the way to the ground and back up. You can see the dilemma in these 2 photos.

I want to repot it but I am not certain what to do with the "big curl". It has roots growing out of the very bottom where it touches the tarmac. If I cut it off will it re-root?

Any suggestions appreciated.

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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

What a glorious mess, Bihai! I would guess you could cut it off and root it, and maybe even root pieces of the stem. If you had to outside it would probably get frosted and come back from the roots, right? So you wouldn't have anything to lose by trying, anyway. I don't envy you trying to get it out of the pot even! But it's a beautiful plant.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2006 at 10:30PM
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aroideana(Tropical Australia)

To easy , but wait until Spring bihai, the large bent stem will do best laid on the ground/surface of potting mix with the base planted . It will straighten up and shot all along the stem . You are going to get heaps of corms outta that pot. The tip will root very easily if cut off .

    Bookmark   October 15, 2006 at 7:10PM
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