My mass cane was fairly dead, so I cut off most of the stalk to save it. It has new sprouts from the base of the stalk. Should I put something over the stalk where I cut it off? The mass canes I see at garden stores all have what look like a rubber coating on the top of the stalk where the cut is.
Since the plant has begun to sprout, it has likely closed the wound at the end of the cane on its own. If you would like to take extra precaution, you can add a coating of wax to the cane to cover the exposed cut. This will help ensure that pests and disease do not have an easy point of entry.
Updated on May 14, 2018