Convert braided trunk pachira aquatica to single trunk
I'm pretty new to indoor house plants but it's been very rewarding and hope to learn a lot through these forums.
I have a braided pachira aquatica about 1.5' high. I was reading through the forums and people say that single trunks will thrive better.
What is the proper way to un-braid and plant as single trunks?
Right now, it's also in regular potting soil. I think i'm going to create a mix of 1:1 potting soil and perlite. Would that be a good mix? Any other recommendations? New stems are growing but I'm sure with the right soil mix, it can thrive even more.
Also, I saw a YouTube video this morning where someone cut off a few stems and placed it in water. After a couple months, it started growing healthy roots in the water. So I proceeded to do the same this morning and placed a few stems in water. Once roots come out, I was planning on re-potting in the recommended soil. Your thoughts?
I will post pics of my current plant later on when I get home.
All your advice is greatly appreciated!