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I ahve a cordyline australis which for all intents & purposes died. I left it in the ground as was going to grow a climer around it but it has produced 6 or 7 shoots in various places near the top. Each one looks like a baby plant - can these be cut off to plant up for new plants?




No, not if they're at the top - they sometimes shoot at the base, and if they do, it should be possible to cut them out after a few weeks with some root attached - the ones higher up won't have roots, leave them alone, its new growth on your Cordyline. If there is dead stem above them, cut that back to where the new growth has appeared.

11 Aug, 2010


They can become very dramatically branched plants, like the Joshua Trees of western movies.

11 Aug, 2010

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