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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Need Identification for tall houseplant

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Mxc
Vancouver
Canada

December 25, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9366890

My houseplant has grown too tall, but I don't know how to stop it from growing more.
What type is it, and does anyone know how to prevent it from growing too tall?

Identifiers
-Tall palm-like tree with large single alternating leaves.
-Green stem with rings and remnants of old leaves
-We cut the lower leaves ever so often.
-It continually grows more leaves at the top
-We had to support it's weight with a stick.

Thanks for your help!

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 25, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9366898

Dieffenbachia seguine http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/717/
http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h100airlayer.html

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 25, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9366924

you can take a sharp clippers and cut it back. it will grow anew.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 25, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9367037

If you feel adventurous…Consider air layering….It's not as difficult as it may sound, and the rewards are great!
Mxc
Vancouver
Canada

January 19, 2013
4:08 PM

Post #9390476

Thanks for your help.
Sorry I didn't reply sooner; I thought that I would be automatically emailed and forgot about it! :O

Thanks again!

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