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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Further to my recent question about the small cordylines (8 now), growing from around the base of the old cut down tree, should I try to separate them when they are 4ins tall, or 2ft ? (as some of them are now )
And - is there anything I can do to "assist" them to develop their own roots ?



No, they've either got roots or they haven't. If they haven't roots, they'll die.

9 Nov, 2011


id rap them up to as they will be lost if we have another harsh winter .youl find leaving them as they are you will get a lovley plant with multiple heads to .

10 Nov, 2011


Thanks,, but they can'stay there, Noseypotter as the old cordyline root from which the 8 new "babes" are growing is right up against my 7 ft monkey puzzle tree.
They have to be moved.

11 Nov, 2011


Ah, well if you do have to remove the whole original plant, the best way to try to get the new plantlets to grow on is to remove the trunk and roots with the babies attached, lay it down and then cut away any new growth with some root portions as well, if there are any suitable ones, pot them up and keep them somewhere protected over winter if the weather is severe like last year or the year before.

11 Nov, 2011


sorry i couldnt help hank but your welcome mate .

11 Nov, 2011

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