Hi all, I am new to Dahlias ( just last season) and I potted up some bulbs I bought on discount. Now 1/2 of the pots did nothing ......and I do mean nothing. The bulbs seemed to disappear in the pots . However 2 struggled along and I ultimately planted them in a single pot. All I got was foliage but come fall I knew if I wanted to keep them I needed to either dig up and store or keep in pot and try to keep them growing . So I did the latter and the pot is sitting in the middle of my kitchen table so it can get lots of light at least some bright light. The plant has continued to grow ( somewhat leggy of course) and I have taken cuttings to trim the plant back to a more reasonable size for sitting on the table.
Here is the "I didnt think it was possible" part. I took those cuttings and just plunked them in a glass of water on the window sill for the heck of it . Any greenery this time of year is welcome in my house . That was about 3 weeks ago. The cuttings are rooting ?????????!!!!!!! How is this possible if the plant comes from a bulb?
My question is this . If I pot them up at some point will they continue to grow ? create their own bulb ?
Any and all answers would be very much appreciated.