Monday, September 23, 2013

Money Tree Update: Cinnamon Root Stimulator

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!

9 comments:

  1. Just wondering is this specific for money tree plants or might it work on a variety of stem cuttings? I enjoy your page, variety and witty humor! Thanks : )

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    1. Chris, we are not sure and first we had heard of this. It seems to be working for this money tree. If you try it on another tree please report back!

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  2. Is this twig still doing okay? I have a money tree at work that could do with some trimming and if this cinnamon trick works, I might try it! I wouldn't mind being able to root one of my own...for the good of the company, of course.

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    1. Yes, an we are quite surprised! Highly recommend this from our point of view! Good luck and hope it works for you!

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  3. Thanks. Will be trying this today

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    1. Great! We plan another update next week and it is still going strong!

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  4. I heard cinnamon is a great ant / pest repellant. If this works it might help my money tree and repel the annoyances at the same time!

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