I did a little experiment on a small cordyline, cutting off the top to
see of it would sprout from the trunk.....well it did. I wanted to do
this before I tackled my prize specimin...a 20ft tall single stemmed
cordyline. Well last night I cut about 7ft off the top.
My question is this. The part i cut off has a trunk of about 4"
diameter. i have trimmed some of the lower leaves giving me a 12"
trunk, and planted it into the ground with a bit of general fertiliser.
it there any chance at all that the top will root and grow??
it seemed such a shame to chop it up and compost it. i thought it would
be worth a go.