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by SandieR on January 06, 2006 02:51 AM
I recently inherited some plants. One was a pot with 3 different species in it. It had been neglected for some time and the Dracaena has a really long stem with just a few leaves at the top. Can anything be done with this to make it into a more compact attractive plant? I have re potted them.

I am new to this site and find it is wonderful. There is sooo much knowledge here. Thank you in advance for any help.
by joclyn on January 07, 2006 07:04 PM
could you post some pics of the plants?
by tamara on January 07, 2006 10:02 PM
yup, just cut it back and reroot the top you cut off, double the plants.

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by SandieR on January 08, 2006 02:09 AM
I'll try to get a picture of it today and try to figure out how to upload a picture on here. I identified it by going to Lowes and seeing another one like it so I am not 100% positive what I have.

Sandie
by SandieR on January 08, 2006 04:52 AM
Ok, here is a picture of the plant in question. I hope I do this right.  -
by SandieR on January 08, 2006 04:56 AM
Well since that one worked, here is a picture of one of the other plants that was in with it. It had broken off to just a stub but it is putting out leaves now. Any ideas as to what it is? Or is it too soon to tell?

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by SandieR on January 08, 2006 05:00 AM
Well for some reason, that one did not work. Let me try again.

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by Triss on January 08, 2006 05:24 AM
Are the stems kinda ringed with brown from where a leaf fell off? It is the one on the left, correct?

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by SandieR on January 08, 2006 05:29 AM
The first picture and then the plant on the right in the 2nd picture are the same plant. Yes, there tend to be brown rings where I believe leaves were before they fell off. The plant on the left in the 2nd picture I have no idea what it is.

Hope this is clear lol
by Triss on January 08, 2006 06:46 AM
Looks like it could be a dieffenbachia though most I have seen have white on the leaves. The rings on the stems are the same though. Here is some info on the care.

Dieffenbachia Care

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by SandieR on January 08, 2006 08:20 AM
Is the Plant in the first picture a Dracaena? And if I lop off the top do I root it in water or just put in in a pot of soil?
by Myrna on January 11, 2006 01:49 AM
well I know the first picture is a Song of India it is a Draceana. I have one of these at home myself. [grin] They like to be on the dry side between waterings and like indirect sunlight. i have not tried cutting this one and just putting it in the soil but I have with other Dracaenas and they have spouted slightly below the where I cut it off at. [clappy] I have never tried to root it in water so i can not answer that question but I am sure that someone else will have more to add to what I have said. I myself am fairly new to house plants also. [muggs]

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by SandieR on January 11, 2006 02:37 AM
Thanks Myrna, Glad to know what it is. I have cut off the top and put it in soil so we will see what happens. [flower]

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