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#162546 Dec 20th, 2007 at 10:30 AM
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I have a ribbon plant that is about 3 feet tall now. I was wondering if I could cut the stem, plant it, and make a 2nd plant that way. Has anyone ever done this before? I tried googling but I keep getting different pictures of what a ribbon plant is, some that look like mine and some that don't.


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Is it mother-in-laws tongue? Sometimes that is called a ribbon plant.


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Tina #162887 Dec 21st, 2007 at 10:23 AM
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From what I could figure out it's a type of dracaena. Here's a pic from about a year ago, imagine it twice as tall now.

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chermoni #162888 Dec 21st, 2007 at 10:34 AM
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It does look like a draceana to me too, Cheryl, and I do think that you could cut it and plant the cutting. It should also sprout 2 new plants on either side of the main stem, so select the height at which you'd like those to grow from. It might take a while for those to appear.


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plants 'n pots #162980 Dec 21st, 2007 at 06:44 PM
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it is also called a varigated corn plant. treat it like any draceana. it will be fine. it also needs a little more light than it is getting, that is part of why it is so skinny.

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It sits in front of a west facing window. I don't really have another brighter spot in my house. It's also been in the same pot for over 3 years, I need to repot but can't afford to get it a bigger one just yet.


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chermoni #163209 Dec 22nd, 2007 at 03:43 PM
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oh, the repotting can wait. just freshen up the soil. it will be fine. it's a good looking plant.


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