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Jack's Giant question

Sugar Land, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

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

Saugerties, NY(Zone 5a)

Check & see if this helps


Sugar Land, TX(Zone 9a)

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.


Saugerties, NY(Zone 5a)

Phyllis, when I googled for you all I entered was Jack's Giant, sometimes less is more, still learning after all these years LOL

Sugar Land, TX(Zone 9a)

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

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