In the last year I've purchased two rare plants that were at most 6-8 inch stubs of perhaps 3/4 to 1 inch diameter stems, with one or two growths coming out of the cut top of the stem. There were a few nice, older leaves coming off the stem as well. I think these plants came from the piece of stem between the mother plant at the bottom, and the better air layer at the top. I bought them on impulse because I thought I'd never be able to find them again, but I'm wondering if these will ever be successful, vigorous plants, or whether they will always be stunted. Any opinions? Did I pay a lot of money for plants that will never be good?