Monday, December 9, 2013

How one becomes three, four ...

Talking about my Arisaema ringens.

In early spring I got it in a trade with a fellow passionate gardener from Japan.
It bloomed of course, rather early and the flower lasted quite long.
(pics in an earlier post).

Now, on tuber inspection I was pleasantly surprised to see there's 2 fairly large babies, and a really small one.

So, yes... this Arisaema is a clump forming one!

My 10-point questions is... thissssss... I know the flowers are dioecious = either male, or female, but not both on the same plant. Any chances to have both F and M flowers if they both come from the same mother-tuber??? 

I need to read more into this sex-thing...

Arisaema ringens tuber

Mom and biggest baby

1 comment:

  1. Most dioecious species in the world stay male or female throughout their life. It is true Arisaema are dioecious, but it is fairly common in this genus (and often normal) for individual plants to change sexes depending on the age of the plant and vigor or nutrition available. So yes, it is possible for your one plant's offsets to be a different sex or sexes. As well, your original plant may change its sex, as well as the offsets as time goes on.
    Rick (Leftwood)