Return to the Dahlia Forum | Post a Follow-Up

strange growth placement

Posted by pdshop 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 5, 09 at 10:47

I have a sprout coming out of the bottom of the stem of the dahlia. It is not attached to any tuber. I can't imagine how I would cut it off for something to plant?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: strange growth placement

I have something similar happening with one of my MILS tubers. It had a length of stem attached to it. Now, it does have a tuber, but it is not rooting and honestly looks like it is on lifes last legs. However... In a few different places, along this dried out woody stem, there are buds forming! I think these where dorment meristems (you see the ridges where the buds are). Almost impossible to believe the thing is alive, but, it is!!

I am planning on letting them grow a little more, and then cutting them off and planting them like one would a cutting. Probably not sever it from the stem, but plant them with pieces of the stem and all.

Tuber sprouting?

This should take you to my question.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Dahlia Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here