Posted: 29/04/2017 at 18:29
Might end up with two posts here by mistake. I had already typed this one, it disappeared - and I THINK I'm re-typing the same info.
Update to my '2' plants in the big pot. Decided to put one in the garden. Cautiously removed it with soil ball, held it mid-way down the stem and dipped it a few times in the water bucket to clear off the soil. As I lifted it out it split into three sections - as per photo. Face fell at this as when I bought both plants, I chose these ones as they looked as if they had enough shoots/leaves to signify a maturity which would mean they were likely to flower over the next 2-3 years at least. But this one came apart with no human intervention other than a dip in water. Perhaps I'm unreasonable to be a bit disappointed it's broken up with no pressure, they were quite expensive as single plants - OR maybe they are just like this and come apart so easily?
Didn't know what to do about these three sections, so have planted them a couple of inches apart in a sort of circle. I put 3 inches of horticultural grit in the base of the hole and mixed fish,blood and bone with the in-fill soil and watered. But to be honest, I'm not hoping for anything now for years - if these three cormy bits survive. (The pot both plants were in had horticultural grit mixed in for over-wintering supposedly to stop too much wet over winter and rotting - maybe it wasn't enough).
The second 'plant' - I just moved to the centre of the pot with it's soil ball so didn't see if it too would likely have split into bits. Again, just put grit in bottom of hole in pot, fish blood and bone, watered and firmed in.
Not feeling very hopeful about these as I'm imagining that they are not the easiest to get established having read the posts above and am thinking I'll have to wait years and years now in hope of anything near flowering. But, not the end of the world of course but had I anticipated this fuss (self-inflicted I admit), I might have felt I'd spent the money more wisely.
Last edited: 29 April 2017 18:35:44