Devon, United Kingdom
Following some very good advice on here, I chopped the trunk of my "dead" looking cordyline down to about 6". It has put out about 10 new shoots, so I am very pleased and grateful. (To be honest, we really thought there was no hope.)
Mr Bill has been very bold and cut 2 of them off when they got to around 1 ft tall (he cut them below soil level) and although they didn't seem to have any roots of their own he potted them up. One or two of the very outside leaves have gone a bit brown, but other than that they seem ok.
Did he do the right thing and short of taking them out of the pots, how can we tell if they are doing ok? Also what (if anything) should we do about the remaining new shoots? The original cordyline and it's babies are in a large pot.
Many thanks in advance.
- 26 Jul, 2011