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how far down can I cut my corn plant?

Posted by Jenn48 none (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 17, 13 at 16:56

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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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

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.


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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

Is wacky a prerequisite or an option? ;)


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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

Optional but preferred, AFAIK.

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


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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

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

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


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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

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


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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

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


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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

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


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RE: how far down can I cut my corn plant?

Good luck!


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