My Sister has this big Plant

@marciascott (25553)
United States
November 28, 2007 8:08pm CST
It is so big, I went over to her house, she wants to cut the plant down, it is up to ceiling, I gave it to her for her Birthday one year, that plant is so pretty and big. How shall she cut the plant? the stem is so thick. Shouldn't she cut the plant inbetween the leaves, I told her I would go to Mylot ask some of you Mylotters, if you know about plants, please give me some input on this. the Plant is called a Dumb Cane, It is green and white with big leaves on it. I can't spell the name correctly, but I know it by that name. Starts with a D. ~~~~~~~thanks~~~~~~~~
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4 responses
• United States
29 Nov 07
I used to have one of these plants in my office and I would cut it down as follows. The stem/stalk is marked with a line around it in different segments so I would cut it across just above one on the lines then put that in a bucket of water until it rooted and then replant it again. The cut off stalk is would cut it into each segment piece , lay them on their side in a dish of water and each of them would grow into a new plant. I had the original plant for 11 years and many of my co-workers had their own plants from the 'Babies".
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I just told my Sister, Thanks, I just called her and told her what you said, she says she is going to take a electric Knife, I told here that is not necessary. LOL. isn't that funny!
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I know what kind of plant that is. Difenbachia, or dumb cane like you said. I didn't spell it right neiher. I am not sure how to cut the plant back, I know its a plant that keeps on growing and is hard to kill. My plants do real good outside they don't always do good inside. The dumb cane plant will grow anywhere.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Thanks Vicky thats the name of it. have a good day I half an appointment downtown. I will be back later.
@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
29 Nov 07
apical meristems or intercalarie ones?
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I am sorry I don't know what you are talking about, Is that Spanish? or French?
@mouse27 (1155)
• Canada
1 Dec 07
i know you can grow more plants from one plant i can't remember what thats called but you cut of a stem and put it in wet paper towel i think and wait for roots to grow than you plant it in soil. my mom used to do it with her plants all the time. i'm sure you can find all this out on the internet too tho