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Post by TheHiphopfarmer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:54 pm

Hi all,

I’ve bought a load of colocasia, alocasia and xanthasoma from the good people at Himalayan gardens . I’m new to these plants and I’m not sure which end of the bulbs and rhizomes are the top. Some have a growth on one end and a flat end on the other. I’m not sure if the growth is the new plant or the flat end is where last years growth has been cut away. Some videos I have watched online don’t fully bury the bulbs so I’m hesitant to plant them sideways.
I don’t have a greenhouse so want to start them in pots in my house which is at a constant temperature of 20c.
Any advice is greatly appreciated
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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:01 am

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Post by tatter » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:22 am

i Agree with Arlon
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Post by TheHiphopfarmer » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:06 am

Thanks guys,

At least if they don’t grow I know it’s not because they were upside down!


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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:48 pm

You could plant the 'AliMac' sideways just below soil level in a wider pot. The result would be many shoots that break into growth all along the length of the rhizome. Although the start into growth would be much slower you would eventually have a very thick and jungly plant.


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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:54 pm

Nearly all these corms/bulbs/rhizomes will send out roots from just below the growing tip. So leaving the top growing point just above the soil surface will allow maximum number of roots to support topgrowth


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