Trifasciata Futura pups "on high"
The phenomenon shown in this picture has happened to me several times with only the Futura class of trifascitas. Rhizomes have started well above the soil line and new pups have turned upward and started growing just as if they had eminated from underground rhizomes. I stripped away some leaves to show what I'm talking about.
Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else. Since the new plants have no roots of their own they are living totally off of mommy (like some human families these days). Why does this happen - the plants I mean? Is this somehow promoted by lush growing conditions? Maybe a genetic flaw in this Futura plant? Maybe I started the mother plant to shallow? It is the Futura form of 'S. compacta.