The University of Georgia Extension recommends frequent light pruning or pinching back the new.
May 26, Grow dragon trees in filtered sun or partial shade, such as indoors near an east-facing window or outdoors under a tree with a high, open canopy. Very low light will. Trimming the Dracaena Dragon Palm. Most often seen as a houseplant or office accent plant, the dracaena dragon palm (Dracaena marginata) or Madagascar dragon tree.
Apr 08, However, because yours has lost so many lower leaves, I recommend that you prune back the bare stem (s) to a height of inches.
An all purpose potting mix is fine to use for this plant.
That will eliminate most of the bare lower stem and new growth will emerge starting just below the pruning cut and grow upward from there. Marginatas need to be very close and in front of a moderately sunny window. Mar 14, How to Propagate Your Dragon Tree Using Stem Cuttings. Use this method after air layering your plant or when pruning back overgrown stems. The leafy top portion of a pruned stem can simply be planted in soil to create a new plant if desired.
Jan 13, To propagate a Dracaena marginata (dragon tree): cut a length of stem 20 cm (8 inches) or longer, keep track of which end goes down.
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Place the cutting in moist soil or water. The best time to take a cutting is when the plant is growing vigorously, likely in the spring or early bushleaning.barted Reading Time: 7 mins.
Apr 16, You can remove the new branch however, I think the plant knows what it's doing. They can grow to be up to 10 feet and winding trunks are carictoristics of this plant, That's why they call it the madagascar dragon tree!
The one in my house is already up to 7&1/2 feet! It's growth like that which gives it such interesting shapes in the future.