I'm planning on pruning back a very tall yucca houseplant, shown below. Since it is so tall it seems like I have some options about how I could cut it to potentially to propagate it to several additional plants ... maybe?
The red lines on the photo are just a tentative cutting plan which this question addresses.
It seems pretty clear that the bottom portion (section 5) will survive this pruning just fine. It will keep all the leaves in the lower section. (Visible here).
From reading around the subject online I think I can replant the top section (labelled 1) and it can grown into a new plant. There seem to be plenty of examples of this.
But what about the proposed middle sections 2, 3, 4? None of these have any living leaves on them, they are just long sections of woody stem. If I were to cut the stem more-or-less as indicated and plant these is it possible they would grown into new plants?
Given the lack of leaves is there rooting hormone or fertilizer or specific soil conditions to aim for to make the propagations more likely to succeed?
All the examples I've seen online so far have dealt only with sections like 1 or 5... didn't see any examples of just using woody stems.