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    Post by Bruce on Sun 27 Sep 2009, 3:54 pm

    This thread should be called "Sticks " shouldn't it? :twisted:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 27 Sep 2009, 8:30 pm

    Suppose it should Bruiser. ;) A few months I created four plants, two of them sticks, from one dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" with Bruiser's able assistance. Here is a pic of one of the Sticks & two with foliage. One of them was the top of the plant & the second was an offshoot which, strangely, is a different colour & stripe pattern to the parent. The second stick is a 30cm piece I cut off the top of the "Tall Stick". It is called "Short Stick". The Short Stick & the top of the parent were dipped into rooting hormone to assist with growing roots. That does seem to have worked, as well as cutting the bottom of the stem, which was to go into the soil, at an angle. This gives more room for roots to develop & grow. The parent Tall Stick had more roots than it really needed & some were like iron rods & as thick!!!! It was repotted into its old container with plenty of fresh potting mix. The offshoot was potted without the rooting hormone as I had forgotten it. :oops: It did have some roots though it was so firmly attached to the parent, it had to be hacked off with a large carving knife. :roll:

    The Tall Stick, its top & the offshoot.




    The Short Stick.



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    Post by Joy on Sun 27 Sep 2009, 8:35 pm

    Here they are three & a half months later. The growth started during winter, too.

    The Tall Stick.



    The Short Stick.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 27 Sep 2009, 8:40 pm

    Here are the two dracaena deremensis "Warneckii"with leaves. Neither seem to have grown much but then again they haven't dropped dead!!! They look rather healthy, too.

    The offshoot.



    The top of the parent plant.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 10:50 am

    They are all growing so well, particularly the "Sticks". Am very pleased that this experiment worked. Have never done anything like this before. These two pics were taken two weeks ago.

    The Tall Stick.



    The Short Stick.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 3:03 pm

    Today's images taken of the Sticks.

    The Tall Stick & The Short Stick

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    Post by Joy on Wed 04 Nov 2009, 9:34 pm

    The top of the dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" plant & the removed offshoot have now grown noticeably. It has taken them a few months to get into a proper growing mode. Still, it is spring.

    The top.



    The offshoot.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 04 Nov 2009, 9:37 pm

    Just discovered this growing at the base of the Tall Stick!!! This is a very fertile plant.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 09 Nov 2009, 10:14 pm

    Five days later. Has it grown much. It is hard to tell. :roll:

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    Post by Joy on Thu 12 Nov 2009, 5:33 pm

    The two offshoots & the top of thr dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" continue to grow very well. Am really pleased at how well this "experiment" has worked.

    The top & the offshoot.



    The baby offshoot.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 22 Nov 2009, 3:09 pm

    They all continue the grow. :D This is so heartening. Didn't really believe this experiment would work. Not only did we get four plants from one but have gained another baby!! :lol:

    The top of the original plant. It has grown quite tall. It is bigger, now, than it was when we first bought it.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 22 Nov 2009, 8:47 pm

    (That is, the top is bigger than the original dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" was when we bought it.) :lol:

    The offshoot is also growing very well. Was rather worried about it growing, as it had to be hacked from its parent & didn't have much in the way of a root system left. Forgot to dip it into rooting hormone powder as well. :oops: Despite all this, it has not looked backed since it was potted & now seems to be in some sort of growth spurt.



    Here is the Small Stick, which was a small piece of the original dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" plant stem. It has done very well, considering it has had to grow roots as well as leaves.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 22 Nov 2009, 8:55 pm

    The main stem of the original dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" is also doing well, as is its new offshoot. One of our hoyas had entwined a runner around the stem but did notice today that the hoya has unwound its runner & is heading for the trellis behind it. This can be quite clearly seen in the pic of the new offshoot. Strange. Maybe the dracaena has a way of discouraging plants from winding themselves around it.

    The main plant & its offshoot.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 27 Jan 2010, 8:25 pm

    Today's images of the dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" Tall Stick or the beheaded original plant. Its two bunches ofnew leaves continue to grow & look like its original leaves. Both its offshoots are a different colour & stripe pattern to the parent, but they are the same as each other. Weird. :roll: The leaves coming from the left of the pic are the leaves from the first offshoot which has grown very well. They look just like its little sibling.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 18 Jan 2011, 5:30 pm

    The top of the dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" has sprouted an offshoot as well. This one is closer to the colouring of the parent plant & is nothing like the other two offshoots. The top has grown & grown & grown :roll: & now really needs cutting up again.

    Here is the offshoot hiding in amongst the jungle.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 9:01 pm

    Today I repotted the Tall Stick, of the cut up dracaena deremensis "Warneckii", & its offshoot, into a bigger pot. Not before time, as it had some really big thick roots all squished up into the smaller pot. The two shoots which grew out from the top of the Tall Stick have grown so much. As this plant was in amongst other taller plants it had been difficult to see it & take its picture. The offshoot has also shot up. Now it is in a slightly more prominent position on the back patio, maybe it will be easier to see.

    The green pot was its previous home. It has been in this same pot since we bought the original plant nearly four years ago. It has now become four different plants plus two more offshoots.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 9:07 pm

    Here is the first dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" offshoot which was separated from the Tall Stick when it was cut into the three pieces. It too has grown very well. Do like how it is a totally different colour to its parent. The other offshoot growing from the Tall Stick, is also the same colour scheme, yet the offshoot which is now growing from the top of the original plant is another colour altogether. It is more like the parent plant.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 9:10 pm

    Here is the dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" Tall Stick in its new pot in its spot on the back patio. It does seem to be more noticeable now.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 9:12 pm

    This dracaena deremensis "Warneckii" offshoot has grown quite a lot. Its parent plant has also & will need cutting into pieces & repotting. One day, that it. :lol:


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