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Old 08-02-2014, 07:14 AM
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I have a billion m.o.t. and chandelier plant babies so this isn't a big deal, but my m.o.t. is about 18 inches tall and it's lost it's leaves on the bottom 3rd of the stalk. If I cut it back will it regrow new leaves ?
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:23 AM
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Not exactly, they sometimes have little leaves come out from the "stump" left near ground level when I've cut hem back when they have gotten too tall. If it were me I would just cut it off and either root, trade or give away the leaves.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:42 AM
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Why don't you just start some new plants, like I do?


This plant multiplies like crazy!


As long as you leave a few leaf nodes, they'll definitely continue to grow and re-sprout new leaves. It's tough to kill this plant.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:12 AM
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Agreed, this is a very hard one to loose.I dont think it will, its the life cycle of the plant. All the little babies, it has dropped will grow your new plants.
The first year I had mine & noticed this happening, I thought it was going to die off (because eventually all the leaves dropped, and the stocks eventually dried up & died. But before long,dont you know thousands of babies were sprouting. So, dont worry god & the rain will bring it back (that was one of my favorite songs growing up).
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:05 AM
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very good to know guys that it is very hard to kill
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by The Hollyberry Lady View Post:
Why don't you just start some new plants, like I do?


This plant multiplies like crazy!


As long as you leave a few leaf nodes, they'll definitely continue to grow and re-sprout new leaves. It's tough to kill this plant.
Why do you think it's called, mother of thousands.
I ref to it as MOM- mother of millions, (it looked better on my table sign at the swap), & litterally have tons, if not millions of seedlings (that will sprout up, where you least expected to see them). When I notice them as babies in the spring, in all my other potted planted sitting near, I leave it or relocated it back to the MOM plant, not the MOT plant.
The true name is probably thousands, I started mine with 1 little leaf, full of babies say 10-15yrs ago. I propably have pics in my albums, somewhere. Just like my pencil stick cactus.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:26 AM
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I read up on how to propagate them...so I just hacked the top off, and it's drying for a few days. I'll pot it up with a few leaf nodes under the soil and be done with it. If this doesn't work I'll replace it with a few of the many, many babies I have. lol
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:20 PM
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Today I checked the cutting, the wound was calloused and there were small roots starting. I potted it up...and now we wait.
Since it worked so well I chopped the top off my chandelier plant. The bottom leaves were spent as well, but the top was green and happy. I now have more babies.....sigh.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:32 PM
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The little babies grow by the thousands Cathy, that's why I think it has the name it does.


My leopard spots plant even drops it's babies into other pots and I'm constantly pinching them out....and this is indoors.


I've never seen a plant multiply so eagerly. It's amazing.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:34 PM
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they sure do multiply fast and very young
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:59 PM
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would you share some of the babies? if i sent a sase? please let me know. thanks :0)
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:08 PM
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sorry indoorgardenlover, they are all gone. Even the mother plants.
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:03 PM
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Well I can surely replace them for you, Pink!


What happened to yours?
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:45 AM
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Thanks h.b.l. , I decided to get rid of them. We have a dog that likes anything that falls on the floor. Every part of this plant is toxic, so I'd rather avoid that scene . lol
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:54 AM
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Sounds like a good idea, Pink.


Indoorgardenlover, please pm me if you're interested in doing a trade with me. U.S. and Canada plant exchanges are not only easy, legal, and affordable...but also reliable too.
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