It is most convenient to propagate an existing plant, cutting off his top and putting on the rooting. In this case, in addition to the new plants will have some new top on the old, which, in turn, can be rooted in 3-4 years. If all the conditions to propagate a dracaena thus is easy. Cut off the crown can be provided that the plant height more than 30 cm above the surface of the pot will remain a trunk height of not less than 15 cm, otherwise the Orchid could die, leaving no one new top on your barrel.
It is best for propagation of dracaena to choose an early spring. The top of the tree cut with a sharp knife, if possible, not crushing the fibers of the trunk (so you can't use scissors). Slice immediately powder with powdered charcoal, leaving a thick enough layer to avoid rot and desiccation. After that you can activate the growth of dracaena hot shower, placing the pot into the bathroom and Strait for about 15-20 minutes with water temperature of 40-50 degrees. After a shower dracaena needs to stay in the bathroom for at least an hour to cool down and for draining the pan of all excess moisture. Slice powder oneself with coal again, and the pot is placed on its usual place. Most often, in place of the cut grow 2-3 new trunks, but the number may be different.
Cropped top requires rooting and it can be done in two traditional ways - putting it in the water or planted in the ground. If rooting in water requires a warm place to enable it to form roots and that cold water did not provoke rot of the stalk. In the water you can throw a few tablets of activated charcoal, and it would be disinfected, and add one of the drugs that perpetuate. Several of such preparations and the most famous of them is "Kornevin", "EPIN", "Zircon". The roots of the dracaena will appear not earlier than in 2-3 weeks, at low temperatures the period may be delayed up to a month or more. Be planted in a permanent place it can be, when the roots reach no less than 3-5 see
Rooting in the soil can take place in different ways. It is best to use for rooting a separate container and special substrate. Well in this matter, sphagnum moss, vermiculite, and pure quartz sand. Placing the cutting in a container filled with these substrates or their mixture need to worry about ambient temperatures and timely moisture. In favorable conditions, roots appear in 2-3 weeks, if the temperature is too low or the moisture is not enough, rooting can be very lengthy.
Advice 2: How to propagate a dracaena
Dracaena can be propagated in three ways. The first is to seed reproduction, the second – cuttings of the stems, while the third used the cuttings from the upper parts of the plant. Note that the first method is to multiply only the green form of dracaena. But pestrolistye their sisters reproduce exclusively vegetatively. The best time for propagation of dracaena in the spring, but at other times too you can try to propagate the plant. Consider all three methods in more detail.
For seed propagation of dracaena first you need to prepare the seeds. Soak in the stimulating solution to a temperature of about 30 ° C in the day. Then sowing into the ground. Prepared soil mixtures designed specifically for the palm plants are preferred. More convenient for planting to take disposable cups. Pour the soil after sowing, cover the Cup with plastic and place in a warm place.
Seeds will germinate in about 4-8 weeks. Keep the hatched shoots from direct sunlight and avoid extremes of drying out or waterlogged soil. Follow up care for the sprouts is reduced to feeding once a month, and transplant the plants when they reach the height of 4-5 cm.
Cuttings. For propagation by cuttings, select young strong stem, cut it into several sections, 3-5 cm in length with a sharp knife or razor. Make it so that for each of the segments of the stem was at least two eyes. On the one hand incise the bark on each stem and insert them into the prepared soil for young plants. Protect plants from direct sunlight, placing them in a warm place. Watch out for humidity. The first shoots will appear after 1.5-2 months. Often spray water to spray the leaves of young plants – they love it.
To propagate a dracaena third way, take a tip from the plants or the top cut from the parent plant. In its place, the new shoots will not be slow to appear. Put the cut tops in a glass or jar with water and mix in there a little bit of charcoal. After about three months, planted in the ground of the tops, when they will root.
Dracaena (Dracaena). Family — agemovie. Reproduction. Dracaena at home well propagated by grafting. To top of stem is cut and stick above-described zemlesmes. Rooted dracaena under the hood or a package, it requires regular watering, airing and spraying.
Dracaena. Family drazenovich . Motherland - the tropical regions of Africa and Asia, Canary Islands . Dracaena - the representatives of the agave family , whose name comes from the Greek word drakania - a female dragon . Propagation : dracaena multiply apical cuttings ( using IAA and soil heating ) , pieces of barrel , length around 8 cm , layers .