Sway, that crazy sport of yours sure does have some amazing colors. Have you been able to successfully propagate it? That being said, it honestly wouldn't be my first choice to grow in my garden, just because at first glance it looks somewhat . . . unwell. :smily
I'm nuts for propagation!
Just assume if it's a plant I like, or even own... I'm trying to make more!
Many of my colocasia reproduce 20:1 on a good year!
I had a konjac make 50 pups a few years back, it's fun to experiment!
I've gone back and forth with that colo, started with one, multiplied it, thought I lost them all... Etc...
I now have 7 that are semi mature.
They are serious runners! Start early, long runners with tight nodes( not sure is stolons have nodes, but the points that make new bulbs...
I've been working on how to best propagate runners... You can just run them round the pot and bury them, it works fine but them you just end up with a cramped pot, and lots of little plants growing in the edge of the pot, these don't do well!
I've also tried laying them in empty pots, that works better but still problematic, moving two plants at the same time can be tough and long runners will still go round the edge... Also I've been trying a different tactic, poking a hold in bottom of a small pot, and sticking the runner up thru the soil, this works great for splitting off the terminal bulb of the runner and getting them started in the center of a fresh pot, or just drop them in ground! No shock, well not much...it's pretty sweet to have plants rooted and ready to trade/sell/plant, at the ready, they basically just sit waiting to be popped off, I love it!
But... That does nothing for the sometimes numerous tiny bulbils trapped in the runner!
So I started sticking the runners up thru paper towel rolls, stuffing the rolls with soil and the if the runner terminates, them stick that last bulb in a little pot! I hope that makes sense, I know it sounds crazy! Just hope you understand the description.
Hopefully the pic helps explain, if your wondering, yes it's a hassle, takes time in a very uncomfortable position, but it's not that bad, I've never been as anal with catching runners as I have with this plant.
I counted around 20 nodes on that one long runner, that runner is over 3' long, it's the first runner from this plant I've actually had terminate, up til now they just run and run and frost gets em before they finish the cycle.
On the other hand, I've had Big Dipper make stolons that terminate and then that bulb run again, then again and again, making a chain of fully intact plants all linked...