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Old 10-27-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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Can I cut this?

Hi there,

I am not sure what this plant's name is (sorry plant enthusiasts, I know I am pleading dumb here) but it is growing well and I am wondering if I can cut it and plant the cut portion?

I'll try and post a photo here but it is hard to see the roots in the picture. Basically, the plant seems to have some joints in the stem and at these joints a lot of roots have grown out. I would think that I can cut it at the joint and plant that portion, with the rest of the plant then continuing to grow again.

Can I do that without killing it?

Thank you.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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That looks like sunset hygro from the pic. If that is indeed what it is you can propagate it by pruning it from the top and replanting the pruned portion. I just use my fingernail to pinch it off. A lot of plants have roots that come out like you are describing.
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Thank you. Sorry for the poor picture but I can't upload too large of a file.

I wanted to make sure I could do what you suggest without killing it.

Cheers!
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Sunset hygro is pretty hard to kill . Just prune off the tops and replant them....it'll keep on growing like you didn't do a thing to it.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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Good idea, most plants are okay with pruning them, its usually just a matter of degree.(how much)
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