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corn plant propogation

Posted by stu_ross NY (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 07 at 22:39

I have a corn plant (Dracaena fragans) that is RIGHT UP AGAINST the ceiling, I mean RIGHT UP AGAINST IT. lol

My question is, can I cut the top off and start a new plant? The bottom is pretty ragged, but I hate to get rid of it w/o starting a new one, sentimental value etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Stu in upstate NY.

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RE: corn plant propogation

Yes cut off to leave 3-6 inches of the stem below the "head. allow to air dry (12 hours) apply 0.1% IBA (rooting hormone) stick in well drained soil. Keep soil moist not wet & out of direct sunlight & draft.
By the way take the remainder of stem cut into 12 inch sections. Lay on side cover about 1/2 of stem with moist soil. After 3-6 months will see small new plants along stem..... these can be seporated, into individual plants.

RE: corn plant propogation

thx george.

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