Plant broke off its neck, will the neck reproduce?
Hi Linda, Irina, and All,
One of my favorite AVs took a nose dive off its shelf
and broke off from its neck, which had
grown in a curve. Should I leave
the neck alone in the pot? Might it grow a sprout
on what is left of the neck? Or should I discard it?
I trimmed the crown of the plant
of its blooms and larger leaves, scraped
down the neck and dusted it with cinnamon. I planted it
in a 2.5" pot with an aerated soil mix and watered it
with a diluted root supplement as I have learned
to do on this forum. I will soon put it under a dome.
I will pot up the leaves separately.
The plant is one of a pair of "identical twins." I got
the two at the same time from the same grower.
Over the years, they have exhibited virtually identical
growth and bloom patterns. They are compact, so I
had not discovered the curved over necks until joining
this forum and getting an education.
I do plan to repot the other plant as well. However,
I was not intending to perform such drastic surgery.
I was just hoping to scrape down the curved neck
a bit, cut off some roots, and bury the neck more
deeply into freshened while keeping it in a 4" pot.
In a few days, we are going away for a week, so
realistically, it will probably be two weeks before
I can repot the other plant.
While it was charming to have a matched set of
two plants, that would not be a valid enough
reason to perform such drastic surgery on
the other plant.
Thank you in advance for any advice! I will also
consult "Grow to Show."