How To Propagate Dracaena Marginata

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Do you love your Dracaena Marginata and want a few extras? Has company passing through your home become fans of the beauty of the tall tree? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? You can take care of each situation by simply propagating Dracaena Marginata! This may sound risky for new dracaena owners since the dracaena leaves are fragile. However, there are a few different ways you can choose to propagate these plants that are guaranteed never to harm the plants.

Method #1: Cut The Leaves Tips

Due to how tall Dracaena Marginatas grow, this technique often seems to be the least risky. To propagate using your trees this way, you must trim off about four inches of the plant’s leaf tips. Removing a few of these is recommended. Place the trimmings into a pot of the well-draining gardening soil and water it. Then, seal the pot in front of a window with plastic wrap.

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Method #2: Air Layering

The process of air layering propagation requires the owner to purchase some moss – specifically sphagnum moss. Using clean gardening shears or a clean knife, you’ll need to make a tiny incision into the stem of the parent Dracaena Marginata plant. This incision is necessary to root the newer plant before transferring it. The sphagnum moss wrapped the incision and tightly enclosed it with plastic wrap. Shortly after, you’ll begin noticing smaller roots forming within the plastic wrap – once they are a few inches long, you can remove them and transfer them to a new pot with the appropriate soil.

Method #3: Use Stubs/Stems From The Parent Plant

For this technique, you must carefully trim off up to six inches of the stems from the parent plant. Place these portions into a new pot with the well-draining soil and water it thoroughly (the ground must stay moistened) for a couple of weeks. Once you start seeing new stems forming, use liquid fertilizer to encourage the plant to grow. Fertilization should be done at least once every two weeks.

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Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

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