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Dec 23, The Dragon Tree (AKA dracaena marginata) is a simple plant to propagate. Though there are many ways to do this, water propagation is generally the easiest way to go about it.
Great for beds and borders, city gardens, gravel gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
Follow these instructions to propagate your Dragon Tree: Select a branch or stalk to propagate - Using sharp, clean scissors or shears, cut a branch off your Dragon tree. Take cuttings in spring or early summer when the plant is growing actively. Wipe the pruning shears with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol to prevent spreading disease. Cut the stem a few inches below the last leaves of the head of leaves in a thin-stemmed plant such as Madagascar dragon tree.
For larger plants with thicker stems, leave a. To keep your dragon tree from growing out of control, you’ll need to cut off portions of its branches.
This is to maintain only a certain height and allow the plant to grow more foliage. Pruning is also a good way to get rid of plant parts that have been infected with diseases.
You may cut off the plant in varying heights for a better structure. Dec 07, If you just cut the top off, it will re-grow from that point. You can plant the top in a different pot in moist potting soil and it should root and turn into a new plant. In the meantime the original stump may only grow one new head or I think most likely it will branch into two.
Rarely it may make more than two branches. Oct 12, Dragon Tree Madagascar Dragon Tree Features: An Overview. The Dracaena Marginata has grey stems with arching sword-like green leaves with red edges. The linear leaves are about cm long with a maximum width of 7 cm. Mature plants are usually between 2 and 5 meters tall, with a diameter of 1 or 2 meters. Outdoor varieties bloom in spring.