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Broken Plant

Posted by CaroleeR none (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 28, 14 at 20:32

I planted some Giant Dahlias and they have been steadily growing. I was so excited about finally seeing these beautiful flowers. However, someone broke the entire stalk off the bulb today. Is there any way to re-root a bulb plant or am I just out of luck until it grows again from the bulb?

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RE: Broken Plant

Are there leaves left? If so, the dahlia will branch out and be fine--the break is above the ground. But flowering will be severely delayed.

If not, it may re-sprout. Watch and wait. Water the soil only if it gets very, very dry--dahlia without leaves don't require a great deal of water and you risk rot if you over-water.

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