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Seed started in winter or early spring, 65-75F/18-24C, surface sown on well-draining, humus-rich soil. Moist, shaded spot, or good indirect light. Alternately, young shoots may be separated off in spring, each still attached to a section of tuber, or score the veins on the underside of leaf cuttings, and root these lying flat on soil. Zone 10

Tubers may be lifted in fall after withholding water, allowing foliage to die down; store dry and cool, then replant in late winter, shallowly in damp medium until sprouted, then set 1" deep in soil. Tubers may be cut into sections, each with at least one eye, prior to being planted

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