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  Pinellia cordata "bulblets"
From: Don Martinson <dmartin at post.its.mcw.edu> on 1998.07.22 at 11:48:08(2501)
While growing some seedlings of Pinellia cordata, I noted them developing
some "bulblets" in the upper notch of the leaf, where the petiole attaches.
I was unaware that they did this. Will they do this in succeeding years as
the leaves increase in size and how should these bulblets be propagated?

A picture can be viewed at: http://www.execpc.com/~llmen/pinelliacord.jpg

Thanks.

Don Martinson

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From: bcook at interlog.com (Brian Cook) on 1998.07.22 at 15:17:35(2502)
On Wed, 22 Jul 1998 13:44:49 -0500, Don Martinson
wrote:

>While growing some seedlings of Pinellia cordata,.........how should =

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From: JRugh1 at aol.com on 1998.07.22 at 22:20:47(2503)
In a message dated 7/22/98 6:36:03 PM, you wrote:

>While growing some seedlings of Pinellia cordata, I noted them developing
>some "bulblets" in the upper notch of the leaf, where the petiole attaches.
>I was unaware that they did this. Will they do this in succeeding years as
>the leaves increase in size and how should these bulblets be propagated?

This is very common and they should produce them every year. I once read that
the bulblets have a hook on the top that catches in the fur of small animals
which disperses the plant. Can't guarantee that story is true. Press them in
soil in a damp, shady spot and they should do fine.

J Rugh

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