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League city Texas
Sep 13, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Can I cut the top off and set it in potting soul
Name: Will Creed
Professional indoor plant consultan
Sep 15, 2017 11:26 AM CST
Aglaonemas have soft stems that will root quite easily in water and a bit less easily in a peat-based potting mix. Use a tip cutting with no more than 6-8 leaves and a 2-3 inch bare stem at the bottom for best results. Larger, older stem cuttings do not root as readily.

If rooted in plain water, change the water weekly and keep it in a moderately bright, warm location. Otherwise, use a small terra cotta pot with a porous peat and perlite potting mix. Insert the bare stem so that the lowest leaves are resting on the rim of the pot for support. You will have to monitor the soil moisture very carefully to keep it moderately damp, but not wet, at all times. Be patient as it will take many months for the roots to form and fill even a small pot.
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