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Cordyline sprouts

LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

My cordyline has suddenly put out a load of sprouts along its trunk (see pic). It is itself a ground level side shoot of a larger plant, leaning quite strongly (and propped up). I have read that it's possible to remove ground level shoots with roots to grow new plants, but as you can see, these are not at ground level! Can I do anything with them regarding propagation or should I just leave them to get on with it?

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  • I'll follow this with interest, I've got some at ground level that my neighbour would like.

  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

    Aw - you got my hopes up there, Ericsmum! When I saw I had a reply I thought someone might be able to help me :-).

    However, I might be able to help you: lots of info here, including stuff about growing on ground level shoots http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/content/articles/2008/01/08/cordylines_feature.shtml 

    Sadly nothing for me though :-(.

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,798

    It's the complete lack of roots that makes me wonder if I should do something different, or indeed do nothing at all.

    I wonder if I could somehow pack some earth in a little package around one of their bases to try to get it to make some roots before I detach it... or would that be completely bonkers?  

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
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