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madagascar palm help!

Virtual Joe jduche at creighton.edu
Mon Sep 13 07:17:07 EST 1999


On Sun, 12 Sep 1999, Steve Hinkson wrote:

> Yes, you may top your plant.  The trunk resprouts easily, although slowly.
> you'll eventually have a nicely branched plant.  Toss the top, though, as
> they don't root well at all. While I've seen it done with Pachy. crests,
> grafting is the usual method of propagation.

Is there anything I need to do after topping to inhibit the exposed end
from rotting? (I may try grafting since I haven't anything to loose by
trying- I can always top afterward if I am met with failure.)

> When your branches have full sized leaves again, full sun...and I mean FULL
> sun and high temps stimulate flowering.

Thanks for your help. I'd really hate to loose the plant, so I'll give
topping a try...

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