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By Chega

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

We have some mature Red Cordylines growing in pots, although they are said to be at risk in severe winters they survived the "beast from the east" a while back. But a couple devoloped plantlets/suckers from soil level I would quite like to remove them to repot as new plants How do I do this?



carefully scrape the soil away to expose where they join the main stem. using a sharp knife cut vertically down taking the 'pup' with some of its own roots. then pot up in a similar soil/compost. water well and then keep barely moist until established.

2 Jul, 2019


Thanks wil try that would you use ordinary multi purpose compost? Can't remember what the mother plant compost was whether it was multi or a jonn innes or something

4 Jul, 2019


if in doubt mix JI with multipurpose in a 50:50 mix. that's what I tend to do anyway as it discourages vine weevil.

4 Jul, 2019


Thanks will do that

7 Aug, 2019


Interesting about the vine weezel, is it because the coarser texture stops the parentent laying eggs?

7 Aug, 2019

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