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Posted 1M ago by @VerdantFlora

Pink tone on the roots

I bought this corm at the store. Planted it in a pot where the soil seems to stay wet. So fearing and trying to prevent root rot issues I repotted it smaller. It sprouted and grew 2 large stalks and one smaller. The two large stalks have their first full leaves and they’re looking beautiful 🀩

I ordered We the Wild essentials and received it yesterday. Today I’m watering everyone who needs it, taking photos to see the now/then and repotting new babies. When I grabbed her to water I noticed roots on the bottom poking through and the the top. So decided she needed a repot too. My question is: what is the pink tone on these roots? Is it a fungus? The pink doesn’t show up as well in the picture, so I’m hoping you can see what I’m talking about.

I also finally named her, Terence, after the octopus. I anticipated this would only grow one stalk, and there are many many little nubs on the corm where there’s going to be more. πŸ˜…

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10ft to light, indirect
7” pot with drainage
Last watered 6 days ago
@VerdantFlora This might be the cause: poor drainage, it's very common, one way or another, the roots are rotting from being too wet.You might want to check out this website, bc there’s such a thing as β€œPink root fungus ” https://extension.usu.edu/vegetableguide/onion/pink-root
I don’t know. The plant looks healthy. I would change the soil anyway and can I ask is it a bulb of a hyacinth? Just pay attention, if it’s a fungus it will affect the plant and it will show. To me the plant looks very healthy. It is very hard to tell. Are there any brown mushy roots that smell ? I keep going back to look at the plant and I don’t see a problem with the plant itself. I’ll say a prayer for your baby and let’s hope it’s ok. πŸ‘Œ good luck. Will you let me know if it does ok ?πŸ™ŒπŸ€ͺπŸ’•πŸŒ±β€οΈ
@SportyWhiskfern it’s a taro. The roots all looked healthy, white. No root rot, just a pink tone.
There could’ve been a pink taro in its history. Even the stem is pink. I think you just have an unintentional hybrid.
Beautiful plant
Ohhhh! I want one of those haven’t found one yet. As I said it looks very healthy !I didn’t know they came from corms. Where did you find it ? The plant is beautiful and healthy as a horse or at least it will be big as a horse. lol! It is so beautiful , good luck and enjoy your beautiful plant. It is growing like a weed. πŸ€ͺπŸ™ŒπŸˆπŸ’•πŸ«ΆπŸ˜‚πŸŒ±β€οΈ