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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Costus Gingers - Rooted Cuttings

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 21, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9014410

Can anyone tell me if Costus gingers that are rooted cuttings will produce rhizomes?

Thanks!

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TimChapman
Saint Gabriel, LA

March 13, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9041011

Cuttings cuttings are not the same thing as woody cuttings. With the latter the tip keeps growing and the lower portion sprouts roots. With costus the stem cutting itself does not sprout roots. An axillary bud sprouts and that new plantlet forms it's own roots. A rhizome starts forming immediately ...it's just small at first.

Tim Chapman
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9041053

Thanks! I guess I'll keep my babies in pots for awhile until they grow substantial rhizomes before I stick them in the ground.

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