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Hello! 

As you can see from the pic, my plant is in a bit of a state! It is about 8 years old and I haven't treated it well! 

Is there a way to repair this plant? Will the trunk sprout more leaves or can I cut the growth at the bottom to create a new plant? 

Thanks for any suggestions

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    How long has the trunk been like that?

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • 3/4 years! I've been living in hope that new shoots would sprout

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    It is unlikely to sprout new shoots now that it has shooted from the bottom - all of the energy is going into that shoot.  You could try removing the bottom shoot and trying to root that to produce a second plant (put it in a pot of a 50/50 mix of compost and grit or perlite.)  The bare stem should then produce new shoots, hopefully from further up.  New shoots come from swellings on the stem and I think I can see one near the top. 

    Last edited: 05 February 2017 14:46:54

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Excellent! I'll try doing that

    i will make sure I take better care of it going forward as Well! Poor thing

    thank you very much for the reply

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