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Jun 3, 2020 1:56 PM CST
Edmonton
Does anyone know what this plant is called? I've been given it and it's not very happy looking. I would like to try and propogate it if I can.
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Jun 3, 2020 2:51 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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This might be a dumb question, but if it is not growing well, why propagate it? Might it be a better idea to try something else?
The growth to me looks very slender and brittle suggesting that it needs a bit more light.
Soil seems wet and the white stuff disturbs me at the very bottom of the stem. Maybe a fungus?
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Jun 3, 2020 3:09 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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You can only propagate it by taking a stem cutting. That means cutting off the top 4-6 inches and trying to root it in a small pot with a porous potting mix. It has a fairly thick stem so it will not propagate as easily as some other plants.

Air layering is a more complicated but safer option.
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Jun 3, 2020 10:10 PM CST
Name: Mone
Chicago between O'Hare & Lake (Zone 6a)
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Actually stem cuttings of this plant take root quite easily.
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