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B is for Basal Plate – Word up!

Basal Plate
\ˈbeɪs(ə)l pleɪt\
Compressed portion of stem forming the base of a bulb from which the roots, leaves and stems grow. Bulbils also arise from this plate of tissue. The basal plate of any bulb needs to be in good condition is to remain healthy and grow. Any damage to the basal plate may result in fungal infection, causing the bulb to rot.
Basal Plate Word up
BASAL PLATE gladioli bulbils
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