how far down can I cut my corn plant?

Jenn48November 17, 2013

I have a 12 year old corn plant that I've cut several times (usually cut about 1/3 of the top off). It continues to grow well and is almost to the ceiling again, but I was wondering about all the brown on the bottom....if I cut the plant all the way down to the dirt to get rid of the old brown growth, will the plant grow back okay? Also, can you root the clippings?

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Hi Jenn & welcome to Gardenweb! What a great tree!

It's kind of confusing but this section where you asked your question isn't the regular spot where it should go. If you put it on this part of the house plants forum, it will get the proper responses. This section is for wacky, off-topic discussions.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 11:10AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Is wacky a prerequisite or an option? ;)

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 3:35PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Optional but preferred, AFAIK.

Bummer, Jenn never posted anything else at GW. Lost in cyberspace?

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 4:27PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Yeah I noticed that too.
Her email options through GW are open.

Would it be "wacky" to drop her a note? :)

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 10:36PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

That would be her call. It's the kind of thing that can backfire so easily. Good intentions, you know...

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 10:51AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Yeah I know what you mean.

I was considering doing it myself but yaknow...

I can see it all now. Accusations of stalking,..when all you were trying to do was help! LOL

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 11:23AM
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Jenn48

thanks! i had no clue where to post. i appreciate it!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 10:47PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Good luck!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 9:52AM
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