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Jun 6, 2020 4:11 PM CST
Delray Beach, FL
My 15 year old corn plant suddenly sprouted a new corn plant in the same pot - no idea how? It's getting crowded with mother and child. Can I Re-pot the new plant, or are they both sharing the same roots (in which case I would need to repot the family into something huge.

From Delray Beach, FL (6 mos ago, I was in NJ)
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Jun 7, 2020 2:28 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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If you like your plants the way they are, then you may not want to transplant. If you don't care, then you can transplant them into 2 different containers. There's risk involved and you could damage them both. So its up to you if you want to take a chance. Keep the containers small to better help you with water management.
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Jun 7, 2020 6:39 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I would keep them as is.
Plant it and they will come.
Jun 7, 2020 8:32 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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Your plant is a Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon-Lime". It is a close relative of the Corn Plant.

The roots are completely entwined and not at all crowded (at least from the plant's perspective!), so I suggest you leave it as it is, as Sally suggested. If you try to repot, you will probably cause new problems for it and risk losing both.
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