Re: Corn plant (Dracaena Massangeana) problems

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Posted by alice on May 19, 2003 at 19:24:16:

In Reply to: Re: Corn plant (Dracaena Massangeana) problems posted by Newt on March 18, 2003 at 21:17:39:

Hello Newt.
I have a corn plant that was given to me by great aunt sometime around 1983. She got it, I think, as a cutting of a plant she had. I probably repotted it once or twice. The cat clawed the plant quite extensively when it could reach the leaves. I water the plant only occasionally, and it is in very indirect light in my daughter's room, where despite lousy soil and extreme neglect it thrives. After I had owned it about 20 years, it blossomed for the first time. The blossoms were very fragrant at night, and eventually I seem to recall they were also very sloppy. I am about to remember how they were sloppy, as the plant has set forth a new bud.
From this description you may think everything is fine, but it isn't because the plant is too big. It has hit the ceiling, and is in a small pot that keeps falling over.
I know I can't shrink the plant. How do I make a cutting of this plant that will survive? I have formed an emotional attachment to the plant over the years, but not a deep enough one to remove the ceilings from my home.
You advice will be much appreciated.
Sincerely, Alice

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