I have a congo cockatoo plant (Impatiens niamniamensis) which is now about a foot high. It has been growing nicely and flowering constantly, but i feel now is a good time to top it and try to encourage some more lateral growht, and this is what I would like some help with.
It is currently one stem (or trunk?) around a foot high with ten leaves around the crown and a single leaf about halfway down. What puzzles me is how I can cut the top off without also cutting off all of the leaves. Would this be a problem? And would the cut top be able to be grown as a cutting?
I hope you can help, thank you in advance for any information!
On plant Impatiens niamniamensis
- 28 Feb, 2011
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