Can this be saved?

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  1. Mark Smith

    Mark Smith Apprentice Gardener

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    Moving something else i fell into this - tbh it was looking at breaking anyway.
     

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Looks like a yucca maybe?
    If so, it will regrow from the root next summer.
    And you could use the broken off piece as a cutting and root it if you want to.
     
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      ok thank you - hopefully it will regrow from the root (or whats left) - as for the main bit that snapped off (we calling it the cutting) - just put it in the ground / compost?
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Well, leave it to dry off a bit, a couple of weeks or so, kind of form a callus on the broken part.

      Then best to insert the stem in some gritty compost in a pot, in a greenhouse if you can or a warm sheltered part of the garden, it should root by next summer.
       
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        The 'cutting' can be chucked into a gritty compost....or just grit/pea shingle or sand. A lot of the time I've had them send out roots where they fell(were kicked off after having stabbed me)
         
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