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Caudiciforms: F. edulis wont stay in its pot

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Chicago Suburbs, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 31, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8949049

I have a Fockea edulis that growing and raising itself out of its pot. More and more of its caudex is becoming exposed, is this OK? It seems to be in an active growth stage and is putting out longer vines and leaves. Should I pot it in something deeper or leave it as is?
Yardley, PA

January 2, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #8951282

I usually raise them so the caudex is exposed. As long as the roots are in the soil and it is standing up I would leave it alone.
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 2, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #8951662

They can grow a LARGE underground tuber. So this might be what's happening. I've heard people talk of unearthing a huge underground F edulis.
Decatur, GA

January 9, 2012
10:38 AM

Post #8960653

Mine has done the same thing. I put it in a bigger pot and has slowed up. I suppose when the underground roots/caudex fill the new pot it might start growing up again.
Mine is a warty mess and makes pretty little greenish yellow flowers in the summer.
Colton, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2012
10:06 PM

Post #8961479

Helen, I think what you are calling a warty mess is what most of us are trying to acheive. The leaves and flowers are just there to support the caudex we want.
Decatur, GA

January 10, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #8961545

oh yes. I love the warty mess! ^_^

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