tree cultivation tips
HAVE a cabbage tree (Cordyline) with several small plants
growing off the trunk, am I able to propagate these and, if so,
what is the best method?
is possible, but it's tricky. The key is to cut the small growths
off with a section of heel, or older trunk, attached. Snip off at
least half the foliage, dip the end in rooting hormone and plant
in free-draining, sterile potting mix. Transplant when a good root
structure has formed. Don't delay this too long as cabbage trees
resent root disturbance.
Gardener, Issue 119, 2003, Page 29
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.