Some bulbs respond to various forms of bulb cuttage to form new bulblets.
Methods include scooping and scoring.
Scooping involves removing the entire basal plate of the bulb.
Scoring is where the basal plate is cross-cut.
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Bulbs are dusted with a fungicide and "callused" in dry sand for a week.
They are then placed in warm temperatures and high humidity to induce bulblets, which form in several months.
Bublets form at the base of the exposed leaf scales.