When we posted photos about our (ahem, my) money tree accident last week, one commenter, Gin, kindly suggested that we: "PUT CINNAMON ON THE BROKEN TWIG! QUICK! And get it into some soil! The cinnamon will help start new roots as well as keep the fungus & bacteria at bay. Works better than ANY of the store-stuff!"
So what did I do? Well, I dipped that stem in some cinnamon STAT and promptly pushed it back down into the soil of the same planter the main plant is in:
Since we weren't hoping for much out of this broken off stem, we figured we have nothing to lose.
So far, the leaves haven't died — we're looking forward to seeing if it works.
Thanks for the tip, Gin!