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Plant Identification and Advice

Posted by dolphin0 none (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 19:28

Hi there,

I've had this plant for years and I was always told it was a type of dracena. Can anyone help correctly identify this for me?

Also, the stock of the plant is not very thick and gets quite skinny further to the top. I'm wondering if it would be worth while to cut the top, try to root it and hope that new growth starts from below.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks :-)


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RE: Plant Identification and Advice

Here's a shot of the skinny stock.


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RE: Plant Identification and Advice

Dracaena marginata. Indoor plants have no wind blowing on them, so no cause to form a stronger trunk. The top should take root if you'd like to propagate it. You can stick it in the soil of the existing pot, or in a new pot. The remaining stump should grow one or more new tops to replace it. Might like a bit more light, if possible, but looks healthy and not unhappy.


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Also know that D. marginata normally have very slender trunks (not 'stocks'). You should look at as many images as you can so that you can see what they look like under the best of conditions.


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Thank you for the responses. This was helpful.

Sorry...thanks for the correction in terminology. Still kind of new at all this. ;-)


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