Posted at C&S: Check twice before throwing it out

pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)July 17, 2012

Hi All,

Rather than post at both places I thought I'd mention it here & refer you there. While they look mostly like green specks, they are, in fact, a trio of tiny, baby Sans. which have just popped up from a forgotten/abandoned rhizome.

These plants are so determined to live NO MATTER WHAT!!!

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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

I did see your post, great Job Kanen.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 3:18PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Thanks Stush,

Well great job remains to be seen, let's see how the little pups develop, but I got a feelin' they're gonna be really, really cute!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 7:54PM
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bonsaigai(NY Zone 6)

They already look pretty cute. Very fun! It's always fun to have nice surprises pop up.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 7:52AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hiya folks,

Here's an update on my baby Sans. coming off this rhizome. It's starting to show its height.

Of the 3 pups that sprouted, one much taller than the rest.

the leader of the pack

I mist it sometimes & water it fairly often.

I unpotted it today, roughed up the underside w/ a tiny rake & then soaked it in some water. Potted it up afterwards into some mix & a bit deeper pot. We'll see what happens.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 11:28PM
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elichka(6b)

Karen,

so many times i just dumped rhizomes because they looked dead dry to me. thanks for sharing the progress. did you bury rhizome in soil? it looks kind of on a top or is it just for the picture. Congrats

Inna

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 9:20PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Inna,

It was on top, that's pretty much how I found it so I left it (after I'd removed the dead, dried leaf which had been attached to it).

After I roughed up bottom of the rhizome & soaked it yesterday, I did bury it deeper in other mix (w/bit more organics) in a small container, as I needed this one, which is how I discovered this happy surprise in the first place.

Thanks for the congrats. I'll post updates.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 10:44AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Looking good! Thanks for the update.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 9:41AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Well hi again,

I meant to post 2 wks later, when the taller one took off. Here they are a month later, pretty fast growing little guys.

closer up

Look at the visible roots at the base of the taller one.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:18PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

That is very cool! Isn't it wild how they start as a little spike and those first few leaves start zooming up and getting fatter? Fascinating!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 9:06AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Updating this while I've got the chance. This is eleven months later.

These little guys are coming along nicely (tho' I lost 1 pup along the way).

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 10:01PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Very nice and clean!

Josh

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 2:49AM
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