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    Question More than one plant?

    I got a typical VFT a few weeks ago from the local grocery store. I can't tell if it has more than one plant or if its just a tissue culture side affect. How can I find out if it's more than one plant?

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    It's not a TC side effect, it's just a technique used by growers. The machine used by the green house probably stuffs 4+ in there for every pot. Some will naturally die while transplanting, some will die in shipping, some will die in the store, and some will die by your hands. Popping 4+ in the pot helps make sure the end product makes it to the consumer and improves marketing by looking healthier.
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    Sooo... How do I know if there's more than one plant or not? And if there is, how do I get it away from the other plant without harming the roots?
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    The only way is to unearth it and examine the rhizomes. If it is one or more separate rhizomes/korms then gently separate them untangling the roots the best you can. If the rhizomes are fused repot them as is and in time they will divide.

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    An easy way to tell is to see if there is more than 1 growth point

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    You can have one or more growth points but until the rhizome is divided you technically only have one plant.

    In the fall when I repotted my 'Cupped Trap' it had 3 growth points but insufficient rhizome and root structure for each point to be divided. Dividing at the onset of dormancy wouldn't have been a good idea anyway. When I repotted it again just last week it had divided on its own into two separate rhizomes. The other point died off during the winter.

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    Whats a growth point? Is it where a new leaf is starting to grow? Because I have like 4 of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    Whats a growth point? Is it where a new leaf is starting to grow?
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