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.
Thank you all for your replies.
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.Originally Posted by [b
Good to hear! The chance that this plant could proliferate like capensis would be wonderfull.Originally Posted by [b
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.
Weedy D. regia!? I like the sound of that. I've gotta get one.
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?
I highly recommend not using "soil" at any time for CP. Soilless media is a much safer way to go.
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I use mix of silica sand and peat moss, with a little perlite or pumice.Originally Posted by [b
Thanks for the info Homer. I recently purchased one and potted it in sphagnum and perlite. I'll leave it at that for now and see what happens.
Today I counted 6 new regia plantlets. Thats 2 more than a week ago when I started this topic.
I have another regia 'Big Easy' that I got at the same time, is about the same size, and is in the same soil mix, as well as watering schedule, etc. Not to mention they are right beside each other. My point is: the only difference is the pot size. The one with the plantlets springing up all other the place is in a 5.5" pot, while the 'Big Easy' with no plantlets is in a 3" pot.
So, does a larger pot encourage the growth of tiny plantlets from the parents roots?
[QUOTE]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).
I hear ya, I got about 3 or four seedlings in with the plants you sent me
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