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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2020, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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new cuttings and roots

I planted a bunch of cuttings a few weeks ago, and some have started growing roots from the middle of the plant. Should i trim these and re-plant to get the roots in the ground?
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Many species will do this regardless of how you plant them. If the bases are rotting away but there are healthy roots further up the stem, go ahead and trim / replant.

If the bases are not rotten and the plant is actively growing, you can leave the root shoots or trim them off if you don't like the look of them.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-18-2020, 06:11 AM
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lots of plants just grow that way. They spit out roots from nodes all along the stems. I usually leave them alone. It does make it easier to trim and replant once the lower stems start going.
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