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Q.How Do I Cut And Replant A Leggy Boat Lily

Zone London | Helloimisobel added on May 22, 2020 | Answered

I have a boat lily that due to poor sunlight/soil/watering grew very very leggy, and now have a looong stalk and then really great life at the end. It is struggling to support itself! I can see a little tiny shoot forming right at the bottom of the stalk, but no signs of new growth in the majority of the stalk. Can i cut off the top and replant it in the same pot with the leggy stalk and both sections will survive? Whats the best way to do this?

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Answered on May 25, 2020

You can attempt to root the top. Only take just the tip for rooting. About 2-4 inches will do. Put this in its own container, though.

Now, you will be left with a leggy stem. Cut this to just above that new shoot. That will be your new apical stem.

Here are some articles that will help:



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