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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:00 pm 
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Is this a straight forward procedure that's hard to get wrong or is the plant likely to sulk, wilt and die?

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sorry phil i can't help with info --- but interesting question!
the only thing i've read about seperating Zantedeschias was to get them out of the ground and seperating them when they are dormant

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Hey Anja, i'll admit why i asked such a question now...

I noticed a number of leaves on the speckled zantedeschia had started to wilt all at once and with no signs of replacements, so I rearranged to pots and dragged it out of its corner. Upon closer inspection i discovered some areas of rot around the base of its stems and a number of slugs which must have been hiding out in there all winter, after expelling the slugs i set about trying to clean up a small area of rot in the top of the tuber. It quickly became apparent that this couldn't be accomplished without removing it from the soil and so i set about doing so, unfortunately while i was trying to prise the roots apart i managed to split the whole lot, tuber included, straight down the middle :roll: :oop:

The two halves appear to have dried out quite well with no signs of new rot in the enormous wounds but i'm not sure it'll stay that way when they're replanted :?

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oh that's bad news... :( sorry to hear that. but good you spotted that rot! hope you saved the beautiful zantedeschia now !!

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Anja, good news, i think i've saved several plants.

Wow, i didn't expect the offsets to grow so vigorously, even the pea sized tuber i took off has started sprouting above ground already, as long as the flower characteristics are stable and are carried by the offsets too i don't think i'll have a shortage of these things! :)

It looks like you can get away with dividing these things whenever you like, they seem to be very resilient, just try not to bisect the main tuber like i did :roll:

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Hey Phil that really is SUPER GOOD NEWS ! wow -- would have been so sad if you had lost this beauty.
congradulations :) :D

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