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how do I root a corn plant

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2004
by plee on August 22, 2004 03:00 AM
I have a corn plant that was dying from too much watering (root rot) so I cut off the healthy top and have been rooting it in water. It now has some roots on it. Do I need to seal off the bottom of the cane before I plant it, or do I just stick it in potting soil, water and wait. I do not want it to rot.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
by gardenmom32210 on August 24, 2004 01:36 PM
I found this info on the net

Cane cuttings provide an easy way to propagate some overgrown, leggy house plants such as dumbcane, corn plant, Chinese evergreen, and other plants with thick stems. Leafless stem sections (2 to 3 inches long) are cut from older stems. Each cane should have one or two nodes. Lay the cutting horizontally on the medium, or insert it vertically with about half of the cutting below the surface of the medium, and leave a bud facing upward. Cane cuttings are usually potted when roots and new shoots appear.

It should be ok to go ahead and plant it

Hope this helps!

Karen [grin]

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