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the stem is very long with a clump of leaves on top.can the plant be cut back

On plant Aeonium arboreum



Yes, you can also use the top rosette as a cutting. It is just the right time to do this now. Cut the stem from 3-12 inches below the rosette( your choice). Leave the cuttings exposed to the air to callous over, then set them 2 or 3 inches deep in gritty compost. Keep them just moist, don't overwater or they may rot. They should be rooted in 1 or 2 weeks and will be good plants in a few months.

17 May, 2010


It's not 100% reliable, but the stump may also send out several new rosettes, especially if lightly fed.

18 May, 2010

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