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17/07/2014 at 17:26

Hi All,not sure the name of this lovely plant but,it has 5 youngsters growing about a foot away from it  all doing well,now are they still connected, or not and how can i get them safely off 

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the mother plant, they would look good around the garden and i know there expensive,  

17/07/2014 at 17:32

It is a Phormium.........check back from the babies to the mother plant...........if the babies have roots, you can cut them away and pot them up to grow on.

Edd
17/07/2014 at 17:33

Yucca Alan. Phormium ?

17/07/2014 at 17:34

I'm with Philippa

Edd
17/07/2014 at 17:36

Agreed with philippa

Edit: And Nut.

17/07/2014 at 20:46

Phormium flamingo I I think.

17/07/2014 at 21:03

Think it's Phormium sundowner.  

You can divide it Alan.....spring is best.  They pull apart quite easily.  Cut top growth by half when you do it amd replant immediately.  

Phormiums generally look so AWFUL.  Few people seem to know how to grow them well I think.  I remove all old leaves in spring to allow the highly coloured young leaves to grow.  It will still flower if the plant had intended to.  Old leaves lose their colour and youthful flexibility so off with them 

17/07/2014 at 21:12

Thats great news everybody many many thanks for that ,Phormium it is check for babies roots,and if none devide in Spring Easy now, cheers all ,storms tomorrow maybe ,but erein Norfolk east we NEED rain  loads of it please.

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