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    i thought the stalks form upon maturity...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    i thought the stalks form upon maturity...
    I was also under that impression.

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    The plant I have from seed (hitch-hiker) formed a stem the first year. That's how I was able to identify it.
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    Depending on the subspecies of D. peltata, it can form a climbing stem as early as the first season or as late as four years. However, there is a caveat to that and that is that those time frames only apply to plants grown ideally.

    A plant that is grown under sub-optimal conditions will grow as a rosette almost indefinitely. I had one pot stay rosetted for 6 years while its sister pot grown under my tuberous set-up broke 45cm their second season (yes, I actually used to purposely grow some of my plants poorly to see what would happen to them.)
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    Hey mass! I'm assuming those are the D. peltata i sent you. Mine are already forming their stems to give you a reference. I think the first one started in late December.
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    So, not to hijack, but my D. gigantea only put out two little sprouts this year, and they died before the leaves even really started to unfurl. Last year was also a bad year for them; I put them under T5s when stems emerged and I guess burned them before they had a chance to really get going. '09 was spectacular though - they got like three feet tall! I guess now I'm just worried that I've done something wrong and they won't come back. I repotted in late summer and when I did my biggest gigantea tuber had some little root nubs on it, one of which I broke, despite best efforts.
    So, anyways, back to the present. My other tuberous dews are doing OK, but gigantea seems to have had a false start, or maybe quit early. X( Should I let it get dry again, or just keep giving it the same conditions as my other tuberous pots? My temperatures are right to make my highland Neps plenty happy. I moved them away from my warmer light sources just in case, but I'm not sure that will be enough.
    I seem to remember gigantea getting a late start in the past. Maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill? This was one of my favorite plants, any help would be much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPsam View Post
    Hey mass! Im assuming those are the peltata i sent you. Mine are already forming their stems to give you a reference. I think the first one started in late december.
    Yes sir.. 3 more actually came up since that pic was taken. Curious, just how many plants can form from a single tuber? This makes 5 plants from 2 tubers thus far..

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    [QUOTE=Pyro;1007675]A plant that is grown under sub-optimal conditions will grow as a rosette almost indefinitely. QUOTE]

    This may seem like a dumb question, but what would be considered sub-optimal to this species?

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