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    Homer, I have never experianced new plant growth from no where.
    Was this plant recently (within the last 5 weeks or so) potted here? maybe some of the roots were broke in planting. The only other time I've seen that happen is if the main plant's crown dies back, then the roots generally propagate a few new plants up.
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    I agree with Andrew. It is not unusual for new regia plantlets to suddenly appear. The likely source is from broken or damaged roots that sprout just like a normal root cutting. It is always nice when plants spontaneously appear (except when the thousands of D. capensis seedlings and U. subulata invade everything).

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    This is rather common for all the thick rooted species from South Africa, other species like D. capensis, D. slackii, D. cuneifolia ... and so on do just the same.

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    Question

    Thank you all for your replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Was this plant recently (within the last 5 weeks or so) potted here? maybe some of the roots were broke in planting.
    Good question. I did repot both my D. regia 'Big Easy' plants a couple of months ago. The main root I recall was winding all the way around the old, smaller pot it was in. I don't recall damaging it, but you never know I guess.

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    Quote[/b] ]This is rather common for all the thick rooted species from South Afric
    Good to hear! The chance that this plant could proliferate like capensis would be wonderfull.

    Homer

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    Very cool.

    I had capensis seedlings popping up everywhere before my capensis even flowered! And in commercially bought mix! They get everywhere!
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Weedy D. regia!? I like the sound of that. I've gotta get one.

    Glenn

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    Homer,
    What type of "soil" mix do you use? Also, I read in the Sept. issue of the ICPS Newsletter that leaf cuttings work with the 'Big Easy', just sitting in water. Have you had any luck with that?
    Dave

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    I highly recommend not using "soil" at any time for CP. Soilless media is a much safer way to go.
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