Ask a Question forum: Flame Acanthus - broken branches

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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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May 17, 2017 9:26 PM CST
Came home the other day and from a distance I thought, 'Hmm. that Flame Acanthus looks unbalanced.' Two branches, both about 17" long, were barely hanging on to the plant. I went ahead and finished the job as I knew that they weren't going to glue themselves back on. It's very strange. (Too bad it didn't occur to me to take a picture before I finished the deed.) I suspect a squirrel found that the plant wouldn't hold his weight. The branches are still kind of brittle. There's a hanging plant very close to the Flame Acanthus. Maybe the squirrel was going for the hanging basket and thought he'd use the Flame Acanthus as a springboard. I don't know.

So anyway, I'm pretty sure I can root the branches in some potting soil. Maybe mix in a little perlite? But would like to know: where to cut? if I could make multiple cuttings from each branch? and whether to strip some or most of the leaves from the cuttings?

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