24 March 2010 11:15:32
plant from taro tuber & Bill's tetrapanax
I mentioned this morning how my Colocasia plants needed potting on and, before I knew it, hubby was out in the garden looking for pots and compost!
This is very unusual behaviour and I'm not sure what to put it down to. Perhaps it's because hubby feels an affinity with the taro tubers he bought me from the Chinese food shop last autumn and I grew them.
All three plants (from edible taro tubers bought in a food shop) now look exactly like my Colocasia 'Ruffles', which I paid good money for, and are the same size. One of the taros has red stems, like the Colocasia, and the other two have green stems but identical leaves and size.
When hubby was sorting that all out I cheekily added Tetrapanax 'Rex' to the potting-on list and provided a box of fish blood and bone to be added. The only glitch was when a scream from downstairs announced that hubby had accidentally potted one of the taros in the large pot destined for the Tetrapanax! Obviously an alarming discovery!?! But we can live with that.
Now to find saucers for underneath these large plants : (