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We have two cordylines in large pots and they are both now around 1 metre high. Last spring they both started to grow new shoots from the base just below the soil. Should we leave these shoots intact or, if we want to keep the plants treelike, is it safe to prune the shoots ?



If they're growing from the base, it should be possible to cut them off with a very sharp knife, downwards, and take a piece of root with them - pot them up and grow them on if you want more plants. Otherwise, simply remove them with a knife, preferably without damaging the main stem.

15 Nov, 2009

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