When I started seriously exploring the possibiities of the dried 'ape materials I decided to try growing the plants in pots stuck in my old garden area. I have to use the pots because the root-competition in the forest is fierce. Hala trees, banyans, paperbark, strawberry guavas, caimito, eucalyptus, the toughest pasture grasses, false staghorn thickets, Christmasberry bushes, gingers, and assorted tough guys duke it out under the surface of the soil. Only the toughest plants can gain a foothold and survive.
The 'ape plants in the garden that I first planted were starting to get root-bound so I chopped off their heads, trimmed the corms and replanted them in bigger pots of compost and dirt. (This was back in May of this year.)
I stuck them back into the old garden space and jacked them up with superior food. They were liking it, but the big windstorms during the latter part of the year really were hard on them.
We moved the plants into a space under the trees that is especially protected from the wind and the noon-day sun. The pictures below were taken in mid-November. The 'ape are thriving in their new location and sending up some incredible flowers.