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Title: Propagating Malanga
Post by: Pokeweed on July 27, 2020, 09:19:27 AM
I picked up a good sized chunk of malanga at the market and would like to grow it. I searched it and the procedures seem to conflict from site to site. Some say to cold stratify, others say just plant it. Plant it deep, plant it shallow. Is it like taro...just stick it in some soil and it will grow? It's got a bunch of eyes and is large enough that I think I can start 2 or 3 plants with it. How do y'all do it? Thanks, Dan
Title: Re: Propagating Malanga
Post by: countryboy1981 on July 27, 2020, 05:53:04 PM
I just put mine in potting and and weeks later growth.
Title: Re: Propagating Malanga
Post by: aroideana on July 27, 2020, 09:50:36 PM
Mature stem can be sliced into discs and then cut in half .

(https://i.postimg.cc/wRK0LPhS/tannia-trnk-JPG.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wRK0LPhS)
Title: Re: Propagating Malanga
Post by: Pokeweed on July 28, 2020, 09:25:40 AM
Thanks very much! Dan
Title: Re: Propagating Malanga
Post by: pineislander on August 02, 2020, 09:39:12 PM
Using good conditions of water and potting you can rapidly propagate even very small buds. The older stems shown by aroidiana can be divided into bits and each one will grow into plants. They will be small but the multiplication is high.
Here are some stem pieces I cut up in the way aroidiana explained:
(https://i.postimg.cc/Wt8q02yq/DSC01927.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Wt8q02yq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/rzfzKfdS/DSC01928.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzfzKfdS)

here is an explanation of the rapid multiplication of smaller bits:
https://revistas.upr.edu/index.php/jaupr/article/view/6687/5340
Title: Re: Propagating Malanga
Post by: Pokeweed on August 03, 2020, 06:50:20 AM
Good info! Thanks Dan
Title: Re: Propagating Malanga
Post by: Satya on September 20, 2020, 08:49:06 PM
Ours prefer the lowest wettest spots in the garden in dappled sun, they grow way over human height and humongous tubers. The ones planted in dry soil and/or full sun are much smaller, maybe 3-4ft tall. They thrive in boggy conditions, slugs and other bugs like whiteflies also love them so be careful and look out for tuber rot.