Posted: 01/03/2012 at 07:15
When my swiss cheese plant outgrows its alloted space, I cut the top of the plant off, including at least one aerial root. This will then root up in compost. The remaining plant will also continue to grow.
I have recently done much the same with an indoor yucca which was threatening to go through the roof of our conservatory. It is now just about a foot high, trunk only, and I am hoping it will do what the books say it will - shoot out again. I also have seven pieces of trunk stuck in pots of compost/cactus compost, which I am hoping will also root and make new plants. Has anyone had any success with doing this? Any idea how long it will take before I see green?