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peony1066
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 26, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9534752

I have resisted a Jack's Giant for a long time, because of lack of space. I found this plant for 10 dollars and couldn't resist, reasoning that it could be controlled by pot size. When I got it home to transplant it, I found there is no bulb or tuber - just roots. Is it a tissue culture plant? Now it seems to have a few very tiny babies on it. I have an 18 gallon pot to move it up to, when it is ready. Will it form a bulb, or tuber?

Do Jack's Giants need lots of water? Could it be grown in a artificial bog, like sitting in a child's swimming pool (minus the child)? I have one of the hard plastic pools I grow other pots of tropicals in, I could get this big fella his own pool.

Any help is appreciated. I don't post much, but I read a lot.

Thanks. Phyllis

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2013
4:21 AM

Post #9540449

Have you posed each of your questions in a google.com search - you would find the answers there.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9540522

Check & see if this helps
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/192931/

Christine
peony1066
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2013
4:06 AM

Post #9541640

Yes, I have tried google. Perhaps I'm not posing the questions correctly, but as they say - experience is a great teacher.

Thanks to both of you for your responses. I'm off to read more about it.

Phyllis


jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9541695

Phyllis, when I googled for you all I entered was Jack's Giant, sometimes less is more, still learning after all these years LOL
Christine
peony1066
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2013
7:42 AM

Post #9541863

Thanks, Christine, I think I WAS using too complicated questions. Your tip is a good one.

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