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  1. #1
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    Transplanting a Dracaena

    Hello,

    In my office I have a couple of Dracaena Fragrans "Massangeana" growing. One is reaching 10ft and is touching the ceiling. How can I cut that stock off of the bamboo type cane it is growing from and put into another? Where can yuo buy the canes that they grow out of?

    Thanks

    Graham

  2. #2
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    Sep 2003
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    Maryland zone 7
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    Hi Graham,
    You can cut the top at any point that you like. As it grows the cane is the mature trunk that forms as it sheds its leaves. I've never heard of purchasing just the mature cane unless it has some top growth. You can take the top portion you cut off and root it and have another plant. New growth will sprout from the cane you leave in the soil. It would look something like this.

    http://www.yonemura.co.jp/pho/npk/s069.jpg

    You could also propagate the top portion by air layering or cut the cane in sections and propagate that as well. Take a look here on how to propagate.

    http://www.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/g...ropagation.htm
    http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplo...ort/g06560.htm

    Have fun!
    Newt

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