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May 27, 2020 1:36 PM CST
Cardiff, UK
Hi I bought a stephanotis, read up on its maintenance and care. Removed all strings and wires and repotted into a larger pot

After all that work I noticed the tip was cut and damaged so it doesn't grow more then the marketing/sales ppl wanted. How do I repair so it grows? Cut the tip?
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May 27, 2020 1:42 PM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Go down to the second node and cut it off, leaving the node just above the leaves.
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May 28, 2020 8:46 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
I'm not sure what you read, but I question the wisdom of removing its supports and repotting it. Can you post a photo of the entire plant and its pot?
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May 28, 2020 3:57 PM CST
Cardiff, UK
Thank u for your reply
The flowers all fell off I'm assuming cause the plant was stressed change of weather and handling. Moved pots and cut ropes

Should I cut the small stems the flowers were on or those actually reflower
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May 28, 2020 4:04 PM CST
Cardiff, UK
Hi willc
Not sure why but all YouTube tutorials that talk about this plant say it's tied down for selling reason but it's a vine so remove those and free it

So I did that, it was twisted up and down around a wire nicely in a circular design
Now I have it growing freely and will get it a pole to grow on
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May 29, 2020 8:47 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
To each his own, but Stephanotis are grown in nurseries on topiary-type frames deliberately to keep them from growing wildly. The circular frame was intended to keep the single stem in a more compact shape. Of course, you can train yours in whatever manner you want including on a pole. Just remember that it has only a single stem that will just continue to grow longer.

Pruning back the growing tip is a way to control growth. Sometimes a pruned stem will send out a new branch but usually it just continues to grow a single new stem.

What is your ultimate goal for this plant?
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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