Trying an Experiment

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    IMG_6680.JPG IMG_6681.JPG IMG_6682.JPG I am trying an experiment..... I had to dig up a Taro plant that didn't fit in with what my Master Garden Designer....Aka..... Sarah.... So I am trying this, putting in between the rocks in my waterfall stream, no dirt just bare root.... Been in about a week, doesn't look good but it's still alive. And yes Meyer I know the danger of Taro getting away from you been dealing with it for years.... Lol.... Just something to try, growing it bare root among the rocks
     
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    I like it.
     
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    I much more afraid of that chameleon plant you have growing... SO INVASIVE!
     
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    Thankfully it has stayed nicely contained in its plant basket, thanks to my plant triming Killer Koi, can't have any Parrots feather except what's in the baskets, they leave my water lilies and cabbage alone other than the fact that they should be arranged to the way they like it instead of me......Also bought some water hyacinth, they decided they like to eat the bulbs..... Uggggh.....love my Koi, just wish they would leave my plants alone IMG_6659.JPG IMG_6660.JPG
     
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    If this is a true taro (Colocasia), it will do well in that spot. If however, it is an Alocasia (Elephant Ear) it will not. It will quickly develop rot rot.
     
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    I bought floating nets that worked great, until one of my koi jumped into it and couldn't get out !
     
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    lol ur kois r well mannered infront of mine , they eat waterlily too
    I have it between rocks too , no dirt just it has stable place to sit , one is in running water without any dirt but its roots wil trap some
    looks like ur pool is connected to the pond
     
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    I just wait for winter.............all Taro dead!
     
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    Fortunately here in zone 7 .... It will die back in the winter, but comes back with a vengeance in the spring, we give away a ton of elephant ears, Cannas, bananas, and lilies every spring
     
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    it should come back i think the root is bulky alot of food stored ? we eat it as vegetable its like boiled potato
     
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    Here you go Meyer..... Invasive little beast..... I started out with one plant 12 years ago..... At one time had dozens, trimmed it down to only four "Volunteers"... This year..... But you have to admire them they are survivors..... The worst zone 7 winter won't kill them.... And the one as an experiment is peeping a leaf out from under the waterfall with roots.... Going to leave it and see if it will survive the winter bare root in the water flow..... Jimmy
     
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    Looks great. I'm in zone 6 and have some that survive and multiply each year!
     
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    I put banana plants in my filters and root trim them every week 100_7427.JPG 101_1091.JPG
     
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    Oh I have eaten Taro many times..... I go to Haiti two to three times each year..... Rather bland by it self but the Haitians make a sauce to go over it and it's pretty good..... Although new people that go down with us ask what's in that sauce..... It's better you don't know..... Lol
     
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    As long as the 'daughter' plant remains connected to the 'mother', if the 'mother' survives the Winter so will the 'daughter'/
    This brings to mind a research article that I read some years ago that documented the fact that some plants, if not all, can sense water nearby and send roots and runners in that direction. Everything that I have seen seems to bear this up.
     
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    Maybe I need one of your plants, mine have always died over winter.
     
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    I'd be happy to send you some :)
     
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    I believe it. We have a canna lily in a pot that's about three feet from the pond - it sends out runners in one direction only: directly toward the water.
     
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