Ask a Question forum: Two plants out of one seed. Do i cut one?

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Name: Easykaya
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Easykaya
Feb 25, 2016 4:07 PM CST
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My breadfruit plant is double. Is it better to cut one?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 25, 2016 6:52 PM CST
Welcome! Hello and welcome to ATP!!
I have no clue how to grow Breadfruit but I know it will become very large so it's probably best to cut one rather than try to separate the two. In your photo it appears that the plant on the left is beginning to form buttresses. Good luck and keep us informed of the progress.
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Name: Easykaya
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Easykaya
Feb 26, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Thanks greene for your response. Can i ask you what buttresses are? Is it something bad for the plant?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 26, 2016 6:25 PM CST
They are like extra roots that the plant grows to support itself as it gets bigger. They are a good thing. You can use Google Images to find "plant buttress roots" or "breadfruit buttress roots" to see examples. Thumbs up
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Name: Easykaya
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Easykaya
Feb 26, 2016 6:29 PM CST
thanks Much Greene. I will google the images.. Glad to hear it's a good thing Thumbs up

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