My new Sauromatum venosum recently started turning yellow (I think in this case a good sign, as it should indicate that the plant is pulling what nutrients it can out of the leaf for dormancy) and collapsing. Well, normally I’d be pretty annoyed by this but I dug up the corm today now that the leaf had completely collapsed and was a little surprised by the size. And the number of offsets from the there were (7)! The corm was also good and firm with no sign of any rot or any other problems even though I should probably have taken it out of the soil a few days ago before some recent rain.
It needs to dry a little bit so I can get the soil off and get it all cleaned up properly. I think I can see what might be a new growth point on the top of the main tuber but I’ll be able to get a better idea once it’s clean.
Should I try dividing one or more of the corms? I’m thinking yes. I’m thinking the largest and/or the two in the spot where there are two growing one above the other so that the remaining corms are evenly spaced around the main one. I’m thinking that doing it while dry and allowing the wound to heal while dry will be the safest approach.
I’m also not 100% sure what will be the best approach for storage until it’s growing again but I guess I’ve got some time to read while I wait for it to dry a little.