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    What you are describing are what is known horticulturally as root suckers, not basals. Basals come off of the main stem, much like the dormant eyes of some orchids. As for where they come from... Usually in horticulture the root suckers form from excess moisture around the roots and sometimes damage to the roots will cause a rise in hormone levels and boom a shoot will start. Hope that was informative
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmcnair View Post
    What you are describing are what is known horticulturally as root suckers, not basals. Basals come off of the main stem, much like the dormant eyes of some orchids. As for where they come from... Usually in horticulture the root suckers form from excess moisture around the roots and sometimes damage to the roots will cause a rise in hormone levels and boom a shoot will start. Hope that was informative
    Very interesting, thank you. I had originally unpotted the nep to check for root rot. Once these suckers surface and start growing will they actually be mini-neps or just random weird green vegetative growth
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    Should be exact clones of the mother plant. They may not surface though ive found many a dying sucker under my soil when I repot. If I were u I would try and put them close to the surface when you repot.
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