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Question about Blue Ginger

Posted by cocomo z10 / PR (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 14, 06 at 7:13

Hi Everyone:

I know "Blue Gingers" (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora)are not true gingers but if anyone has info on this I will really appreciate your input. I have one of these plants. It was growing in a pot for about 2 years. I finally removed it to transplant it to the ground and found several "tubers" attached to the roots that were bean-shaped (never had seen tubers like these)in sizes of 1-1/2" to over 2" long by about an 1" wide. Any how has anyone seen these kind of "tubers" in this plant before. And will they grow a new plant if I bury them at a new site? Any special instrucctions on how to plant these?

Thank you for reading and for sharing your knowledge.


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RE: Question about Blue Ginger

I have seen these 'tubers" on this plant and a few others. I leave them on the plants when I transplant. The plant seemed to slow down growth when they are removed. Nothing grew for us from them when they were removed and planted, but I read somewhere that they will make new plants.
-Gwenn


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