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    Vft splitting?

    I want to try propagating some of my vft's this year via splitting the rizome. When's the best time to do this? How big should the plant be? Also, is tissue culture possible without a laboratory for doing so?
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    The best time to split the rhizome is about now, through Late Spring. Once you bare-root the plant, it should be obvious where it should be divided. It generally appears like a garlic bulb, when older.

    Tissue culture is only possible if the grower can practice sterile technique and is capable of cleaning the explants, in lieu of killing them. Your question is far too vague; and I would suggest checking out the home tissue culture website: Home - KITCHEN CULTURE KITS INC, both for materials and advice . . .
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    Thanks, I'll split it when I re-pot this spring. Sorry if I was overly vague. I was asking if tissue culture is only possible in totally sterile, clean room settings or if it was possible to do in a home setting. Your link appears to have answered my question about tissue culture.
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