The best time for pruning dracaena plants is when the plant is actively growing in spring and summer. If possible, avoid dracaena trimming while the plant is dormant in fall and winter. Be sure your cutting blade is sharp so cuts will be clean and even. Ragged cuts are unsightly and can invite disease.
How do you make dracaena grow tall?
Dracaena can grow to be quite tall (between 4 and 10 feet) if left unpruned. When the plants are growing out of bounds, simply cut off the tops, bringing them to the desired height. They will re-sprout. You can then root the cut tops to have even more plants to pass along to friends.
How tall does a dracaena get?
2 to 10 feet tall Dracaenas can grow 2 to 10 feet tall, depending on the cultivar. It is easy to maintain these plants at shorter heights if desired. Upright types will usually be no more than 2 feet wide.
Why do the tips of my Dracaena turn brown?
The most common cause of browning leaf tips among Dracaena plants is under-watering, or allowing your Dracaena to sit dry for extended periods of time. In the winter, you can allow your plant to dry out more between waterings, but be sure to boost humidity with regular misting, a humidifier, or pebble tray.
How do you save a rotted Dracaena?
If a lot of roots have rotted, you may have to prune off a large number of roots. If you do this, it is best to also cut back some of the Dracaenas leaves. This will give the plant a better chance at thriving since the roots have a fewer amount of leaves to take care of.
Can I save my dracaena?
allow the soil to dry before the next watering session. If you notice that the plant is dying because you have neglected it a little too much, its ok dont panic. Cut off the dead leaves and let the plant be. Do not overwater it or put in a bucket load of water all at once it will not do any good.