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Jul 21, 2015 3:37 PM CST
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Let's see your jumbo propagations!

The trunk on the left (Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor') was added to this pot as a cutting this past fall (with regular D. marginata that has a little air plant in the crook of its' trunk, a Begonia.)
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I just added the piece of Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa) in this pot a couple hours ago (with existing D. marginata 'Tricolor' trees.) Pretty sure I got the stem all the way to the bottom of the pot. Hope it makes roots all along that length, like the Dracs do, so I can raise it a little whenever I repot, for an interesting exposed-roots look that I like, although I had to put the rock there to stop squirrels from constantly digging in this pot.
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Jul 28, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
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This is a start from the momma trees pictured behind it. 2 years ago i bravely cut back my 15ft ficus trees down to a manageable 10 ft tall. Most of the cuttings took and we're given away. One i am using for Bonsai. This one i am growing into another tree. It is 5 feet tall now. It looks like the mother trees need another haircut soon!
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Jul 29, 2015 7:46 AM CST
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Good job, they both look great Thumbs up
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Aug 18, 2015 8:17 AM CST
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The stump of the red Ti plant is starting a new branch.
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Nov 14, 2015 9:52 AM CST
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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The "cutting" from the 2nd pic in original post is blooming!
Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister')
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Feb 1, 2017 4:44 PM CST
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An update on the cutting from the first post/pic, planted sideways to force a dramatic bend in the trunk, pic from a few months ago:
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The stem on the right in that update pic is my latest really big cutting, snapped off this weekend:
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And stuck back in the same pot:
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Oct 22, 2017 6:43 AM CST
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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All of these were propagated by cuttings at least 18", up to 36". This allows for 6-12" of stem to be submerged and take root. The root systems that result from this kind of cutting are amazing!

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Not including the tiny 'White Jewel' in the next 2 pics which is still too small since purchase to trim, for my taste.
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Either today or next weekend, the tallest top is coming off of the tallest tree in this pot. It's too tall to get light inside.
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The mass at front/center of this pot is a big air plant that lives between the Dracaena trunks.
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In the process of being repotted. All of its' pot-mates found new homes a few weeks ago. This lil' guy went into a new pot with new friends yesterday.
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Coleus, the stem on the right. This is just one of about 150 stems that I will keep over winter, some in water all winter as pictured, some will get stuck in pots of other house plants that have air or elbow space available. Having 3-4 nodes of naked stem allows them to be stuck very deep, so they stay upright.
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This is all from the Coleus I saved last winter.
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Oct 22, 2017 7:22 AM CST
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Awesome as always Tiffany, your the only one I know that has a Coleus Patch Rolling on the floor laughing its beautiful Thumbs up
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Oct 28, 2017 5:57 AM CST
Name: Sally
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Death defying feats of propagation Rolling on the floor laughing

I'm still debating coleus cuttings.
Plant it and they will come.
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Oct 28, 2017 2:34 PM CST
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This was a cutting 4-6 mos ago. An impressive root system has formed.
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The Cordyline 'Red Sister' is a cutting placed today, about an hour before the pic was taken.
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The tallest part of the tallest tree in this pot had gotten too tall to get enough light inside this winter.
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I cut it off and stuck it in this pot.
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I ran out of energy to decide where to put this "lucky bamboo stem (Dracaena braunii/sanderiana,) so it is spending the night with some Coleus cuttings in a jar of water.
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The tall Begonia stem in the middle is a cutting placed about an hour before taking this pic.
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Coleus cuttings in water. I will separate them some, but this is what I had time to do between last weekend, and today while moving all potted plants into house & greenhouse.
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Jul 15, 2018 5:19 AM CST
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The taller stem of D. 'Lemon Lime' in this pic was cut.
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...and put in this pot
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The 'JCC' in this pot was cut when I noticed 2 new stems coming up from the roots.
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...and stuck in this "pot" (5-gallon bucket.)
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This "lucky bamboo" (D. braunii) stem was cut & placed in another pot. I don't have the "after' pic yet, forgot.
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Jul 15, 2018 6:47 AM CST
Name: Sally
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This is timely. I have a D braunii and just up-potted slightly, but was debating cutting the tallest stem. I'm happy to think it could root without wasting all that stem, I was not sure how long a piece to use. It's probably 3 feet and mostly leafed.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jul 15, 2018 7:31 AM CST
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I cut stems of that often, but like you said, not until they get to about that same size because they retain the leaves so long. I don't want to waste any leaves. When there's enough naked stem at the base to be able to stick a stem into a pot all the way to the bottom, then I cut it. Usually 2 new stems come up from the roots of the mama, not the stump, and none of the cut pieces have failed to root.
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Jul 17, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Name: Sally
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Looked at my tall Drac braunii today - as luck would have it (not) the tallest stem is still very leafy for most of it- no easy decision to cut now and start a new fun experiment Sticking tongue out
Plant it and they will come.
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May 10, 2022 12:21 PM CST
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Cut this Yucca trunk last fall and stuck it here, with about 18" of stem buried. Piled the bricks around it & wished it luck.
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May 10, 2022 3:36 PM CST
Name: Sally
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Jun 20, 2022 12:18 PM CST
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More oversize Y. elephantipes cuttings, stuck in this big pot and ignored over winter. All of the green leaves appeared after being watered, after about 4 months of being ignored.
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Jun 20, 2022 12:39 PM CST
Name: Sally
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It's amazing sometimes, how plant life can hang on and seem to re-energize.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jun 20, 2022 1:54 PM CST
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Yeah, very!! I was shocked!

I remembered the stems being a bit more upright but I don't blame the shifting if I'm going to ignore for so long. No idea what to do with those now. Curiosity is satisfied, it worked, but I need to fix it up and try to coax someone into taking it to their house.
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Jun 20, 2022 10:17 PM CST

sallyg said: It's amazing sometimes, how plant life can hang on and seem to re-energize.


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