Calling all pruners, before & after pics
A collection of before, after pics might be fun, inspirational in a general way, and just some good plant porn if you ask me.
Cordyline fruticosa, before. The mid-height stalk on the left (there's a smaller one behind it) was cut near the soil surface and stuck back in the pot toward what is the right side in this pic, for what will be a bigger overall plant soon, with many more trunks, individual plants, so more full from top to bottom:
Soon, the stump sprouts a new top. Note the guttation (water dripping out of the one leaf.)
This other stump has been cut twice this summer. First to remove a top, the stump grew a pair of new tops. When they got a few leaves, I cut it again. It's growing another pair of new tops:
Edited to add a new pic of this pot, showing a lot of new growth from the Cordyline "stumps."
New pic taken 9/27:
This post was edited by purpleinopp on Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 10:46