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Jun 29, 2010 11:03 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I have been thinking about this (Oh, on and off for about 5 years), especially since this thread started and there is one thing that popped into my head: in the wild, the same single root system is not asked to support the whole plant for decades, right? I starts out rooting at a node, but then as the plant grows in the wild it attaches/adheres/thrives at most of the nodes as it scrambles around. The plant knows no difference between the way it likes to grow and how it is growing...wound around and around a hoop/trellis...but the energies produced by the main rootstock must wear out!!! is screaming...I can't do this alone. Even eriostemmas in the wild put out secondary root systems to the main root....

So, yes...I think that the plant gets old and croaks sometimes. I would think a sign of it would be when the base of the plant, at the soil, becomes woody and cracked. Then is a wonderful time to make sure you have a secondary root system.... and you can continue without skipping a beat, or start another plant. Make sure the old roots' dirt gets replaced as you don't want any evil bacteria lurking.... Confused
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