Help me mend this cordy

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jawsum

Help me mend this cordy

Post by jawsum » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:00 pm

Hi, the pic shows a sort of rotten dent in the trunk, I dont know what caused it but I was thinking of packing it with something and repairing with some sort of splint/bandage

Any thoughts?
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Addictedtopalms26

Re: Help me mend this cordy

Post by Addictedtopalms26 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:59 am

Did you buy the cordyline at that size?

I found one with similar damage where some bits of wood had been wedged in the pot, to keep the plant upright. Then the plant had grown into the wood and been damaged.

I'd just give it some fertilizer and try to strengthen it up. icon_thumleft

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Re: Help me mend this cordy

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:54 am

I'm sorry to say but that looks pretty terminal. I think you would be better just cutting back to below the damaged point and it will send up lots of nice new growth. icon_thumleft
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jungle jas

Re: Help me mend this cordy

Post by jungle jas » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:02 pm

I would scrape out the damaged tissue and treat with Seal and Heal and see what happens before I cut it off.

flounder

Re: Help me mend this cordy

Post by flounder » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:15 pm

I've had this type of damage on some of mine in the past. Unless its actually manky in there and the crown is suffering, I wouldn't worry too much about it. It does cause a slight weak spot on the trunk as it matures but I've often observed it does seem to increase the chance of suckering lower down

TroyDonovan

Re: Help me mend this cordy

Post by TroyDonovan » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:45 am

Hmm sorry to say not good - time to get a fresh one !

Troy

Nigel Fear

Re: Help me mend this cordy

Post by Nigel Fear » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:09 pm

jawsum wrote:Hi, the pic shows a sort of rotten dent in the trunk, I dont know what caused it but I was thinking of packing it with something and repairing with some sort of splint/bandage

Any thoughts?
I think I,ve got a spare one you can have if you want jawsum.
if you can make your way over here to Southend.
Give us a pm and I'll go check in the morning.

jawsum

Re: Help me mend this cordy

Post by jawsum » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:41 pm

Nigel, thanks for the generous offer im sorry that ive only just read it. Thanks to every one else also, i'm going to leave it alone for now, the top is still looking very healthy.

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