Top Questions About Tuberose Plants

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Questions About Tuberose Plants

Asked by
patsew on
November 7, 2014

Q. Can I dig up tuberose tubers and bring in before they turn yellow?

My tuberose just started sending up bloom stalks, but the temp is going down to low 30 and upper 20. The leaves have not turned yellow yet. I don’t have the room to put in sunny window, and don’t know what to do.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
November 8, 2014
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Why don't you try digging it up and putting it into a pot so you can bring it in for the night, and set it back outside in the morning when it warms up a bit. Make it a large pot so you can include lots of roots. When it finishes blooming and starts to turn yellow, you can store the tubers as usual. More tuberose info here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tuberose/tuberose-plant-info.htm

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Asked by
katcorby on
July 20, 2016

Q. tuberose

Every year I pray my tuberoses won’t pull the ole bud drop. I have 14 pots of tubers and sometimes they don’t even bloom. They just turn brown and fall. They are about 14 inches right now with buds but not looking too good – tiny buds this year and some are fat buds. What can I do to increase the flowering and lessen browning and bud drop? I have only had them for 2 yrs and I live on the east coast in Florida with lots of humidity. I’m ready for the stakes because they actually droop over almost in half. Is there anything I should know about a specific way to stake them, like what to use or what not to use? I’m scared to even touch them. I know they need a good fertilizing right now. Was it ok that I used a tab of epsom salt to gallon of water on them like I do my plumerias? It’s very hard to find good info on these bulbs *(plants). Please help.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 21, 2016
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This article will refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tuberose/tuberose-plant-info.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 21, 2016

Q. tuberose in conservatory

Have planted several tuberose in pots in conservatory. They are currently flowering (amazing scent at night). Cannot find info about aftercare once flowers are gone. Can I just cut them down in the hope they will rebloom in the winter or do I store in dry shed and replant early spring again? Any help appreciated

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 21, 2016
Certified Expert
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I'm sure the smell is wonderful from several Tuberose plants blooming.
Here is a link with care information and how to store bulbs after they are done blooming.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tuberose/tuberose-plant-info.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 6, 2017

Q. polianthes

2×4 in long 6 inch deep pots.
Plenty of leaf, but no flowers.
Thinking of taking out and planting in sheltered spot in garden.
why did they not flower ?

Brian

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 6, 2017
Certified Expert
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This article will help you identify possible reasons they did not flower:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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Asked by
Srivishnu45 on
May 29, 2018

Q. Tuberose plant flowering

I planted 20 rajanigandha/tuberose bulbs 5 months ago. All of them grown well and now spikes have come out from all plants. Lots of buds are in each spike. But the buds are decaying. The buds are not opening/growing into flowers. Each bud is decaying from the spike and getting brownish and falling down . But the plant and stem of spike are healthy. What will be the reason for the decaying of buds ?

Answered by
Srivishnu45 on
May 30, 2018
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Sir checked thoroughly and found small spider nets in between buds and spikes and also found some too small spiders also. How to get rid of them?

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Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 29, 2018
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Of the few pests and diseases that affect tuberose, most would also show signs on the leaves. Since it is only flowers that are affected, 3 possibilities remain. One is a fungus, Botrytis cinerea, that typically strikes when weather is wet and cool and two are insects. Thrips and spider mites are tiny - spider mites are the size of a grain of pepper might be infesting the buds where they suck the juices. Spider mites can sometimes be identified by a small spider-web appearance near the bud. Examine buds carefully for these pests and hand remove or choose an insecticide that is rated for those insects.

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Asked by
rkayatt123 on
August 11, 2018
Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 13, 2018
Certified Expert
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This can happen with even the slightest problems during storage. These are very picky about winter storage conditions, and must be cared for in a certain way in zones cooler than 9. You are in zone 7 so proper care must be taken to ensure proper growth and flowering.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tuberose/tuberose-plant-info.htm

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