double crown or sucker

gramyjanAugust 21, 2007

I have a semi-miniature Rob's Argyle Socks that suddenly developed what looks like a double crown. It is right at the top of the plant. If it is a sucker I can't tell which is the real crown and which is the sucker. How to separate this and save the plant?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jan in Arizona

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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

When a sucker grows so close to the main crown sometimes it is necessary to choose which one is the real crown and just destroy the other one.

Sometimes you can nudge it out with a barbeque skewer or even a pencil. But often it gets damaged and is of no use.


    Bookmark   August 21, 2007 at 7:09PM
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If it has two crowns, there is a sucker on the plant. As Nancy said make a decision as to which one would look best if it were the main crown and remove the other. I have used an X-Acto knife to remove a sucker from a crown and potted it up to give me a second plant. Generally when the sucker is very close to the top and removing it leaves a large space, I strip the plant down to a point where the sucker was removed and then repot the original plant.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   August 21, 2007 at 8:46PM
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