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reproducing a dracaena janet craig

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by Ross on April 20, 2006 02:00 AM
if any one can help i would like to know how to reproduce this plant

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by Jiffymouse on April 20, 2006 07:03 AM
it's not hard. how tall is your's? with a sharp knife, cut about 4-6 inches off the top. strip the bottom 1-2" of leaves from the cutting, and stick it in the soil with the mother plant. water as usual. in a few weeks you will notice that the original plant has 2 or more new growths (baby plants) growing from the top of where you cut off the top. and the cutting will have rooted and have new growth also. at that time, you can pot the cutting up in it's own pot, and wait for the "babies" to get big enough to cut and root again.

one note though. you want to leave at least 3-4" of plant above the soil line on the "mother" plant.
by Triss on April 20, 2006 07:15 AM
Jiffy, will this method work for all dracaenas?
I have Dracaena Marginata Tricolor and Dracaena Warneckii. They are currently both single stem plants and I would love to encourage multiple stem growth.

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by Ross on April 20, 2006 02:49 PM
thank you for that i will try it on my plant in a few weeks

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by Jiffymouse on April 21, 2006 07:46 AM
yes, it will!
by Triss on April 21, 2006 09:23 AM
Thanks Jiffy, will be having a surgery this week then. [Big Grin]

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by daylily77 on September 22, 2006 09:11 AM
How did your surgery work out?

Can I also do this on a Lemon Lime Dracaena? Thanks!
by Patty S on September 22, 2006 02:33 PM
Jiffy, can this be done in the fall? [dunno]

(My zip code brings up USDA zone 7B, but I think it should be more like 9B.) [nutz]

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by Triss on September 22, 2006 11:54 PM
I have not gotten around to surgery on mine yet. Soon though.

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by Jiffymouse on September 24, 2006 10:38 AM
with these, it can be done nearly any time of the year, as long as they are "indoor" plants. they just root slower in the winter.

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