Harvesting achimenes rhizomes

Harvesting achimenes rhizomes

Postby Gabi_Munich » November 30th, 2015, 12:02 am

When the days get shorter and there is less light, my achimenes plants start to wilt. Then I put them in a dark corner and wait till spring has come. I just give the pots a dash of water once in a while so they do not dry out completely.

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When spring comes I remove the dried twigs and leaves. Digging into the soil, after 2 or 3 cm I can find the rhizomes that have slept there during winter time. Often the rhizomes hang at the end of the dried twigs.

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Rhizomes can be very small or larger. Even a very small rhizome can make a nice plant in spring time. In fact, every single scale of a rhizome is able to produce a new plant.

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The shape of rhizomes can vary, depending on the variety.

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