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Old 08-27-2013, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Seperated sucker with very little corm - will it survive?

This Cavendish sucker was seperated from its parent several months ago. It hasn't done anything and has very little corm, but a small amount with a few roots. I am thinking of growing it in a bucket of water until it grows some more roots (I know people say it rots the roots, but that doesn't seem to happen to mine).
Can this baby survive with such little corm???
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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It may, there is a good chance. I have grown full plants to flower from just a sliver of corm.
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Default Re: Seperated sucker with very little corm - will it survive?

I am having a similar issue... Maybe you can find an answer you like in here... Your plant looks to have a much better chance than mine...

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Default Re: Seperated sucker with very little corm - will it survive?

I think it should be fine as long as the meristem isn't damaged. It still has roots. Just next time make sure to cut slightly towards the mother plant so that you get a larger chunk of corm.
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I think it should be fine as long as the meristem isn't damaged. It still has roots. Just next time make sure to cut slightly towards the mother plant so that you get a larger chunk of corm.
I always found separating suckers fairly easy but this Williams Cavendish is a very tight, deep clump. It was as if the corm didn't expand at all, but rather that the sucker just grew from underneath the mother plant.
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You might be surprised how little corm you need. It will probably be OK, but is a little iffy.
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