How to Prune Dracaena Marginata?

Written by Ivy

May 09 2022

How to Prune Dracaena Marginata?
Dracaena Marginata is a very good ornamental plant. If there is no pruning during the growth period, Dracaena Marginata will be higher and higher, and finally affect the ornamental. Therefore, when we take care of Dracaena marginata, we need to constantly prune it, so that it can grow more vigorously and have a high degree of beauty. How can Dracaena marginata be pruned? Now let's learn about the pruning method of Dracaena marginata.

When to Prune Dracaena Marginata?

Pruning Dracaena marginata depends on the stage. If it is trimmed during shaping, cut off the longer leaves at the bottom and trim the top, and the top is cut flat. If Dracaena marginata is in the growth stage, we should trim the branches with relatively weak growth and leave the strong branches. Cut off the remaining flowers in time during the flowering period to save nutrients. After flowering, cut off the branches that do not bloom, and cut the flowering branches short to save nutrients, which is also beneficial to the winter.

How to Prune A Dracaena Marginata?

Shaping and Trimming

Dracaena marginata is a foliage plant. We should prune it frequently during breeding, so that the overall plant type will be better and improve the ornamental value. When pruning dracaena marginata, the top part of it should be cut flat, and the relatively long leaves at the bottom should be pruned to make its leaves fall naturally. In this way, it will look more dignified and appropriate.

Growing Season Pruning 

Dracaena marginata has different pruning methods at different stages. During the growth period, the branches with relatively weak growth should be trimmed, and the strong branches should be left. This can make its nutrients more concentrated and will not be wasted on other branches.

Flowering Pruning

Dracaena marginata is a foliage plant, and its flowering is not beautiful. Long bud flowering will consume a lot of nutrients. It is recommended to cut off the bud directly. If you want to keep it for viewing, cut off the remaining flowers in time to save nutrients and promote other flowers to open better.
Dracaena Marginata

Benefits of Dracaena Marginata Pruning

The leaves of Dracaena marginata can be trimmed, and the parts lost are different at different stages of plant growth. In the period of vigorous growth of Dracaena marginata, the branches and leaves with poor growth or too long growth can be cut off to help the plant save nutrients. In its dormancy period, the branches and leaves with too dense growth of Dracaena marginata need to be cut off to improve the ventilation between plants.

Dracaena Marginata Pruning Tool Selection

When pruning Dracaena marginata, in order to ensure that the pruning wound is flat and smooth, we'd better use scissors or art knife with sharp edge for pruning, rather than tools with passivation, rust or rolling edge for pruning, so as to avoid pulling the stem of Dracaena marginata and affecting the growth of plants in the process of pruning.

Precautions for Dracaena Marginata Pruning

In the process of pruning Dracaena marginata, we need to carry out disinfection and sterilization. Before pruning, we need to wipe the scissors with alcohol to eliminate the bacteria on the tools, so as not to pollute the wound in the process of pruning. After pruning, we need to spray carbendazim solution on the wound and plant to eliminate the bacteria on the plant and help the wound heal as soon as possible.

Dracaena Marginata Post Caring

We should pay attention to conservation after Dracaena marginata pruning. When you trim it according to your preferences, you can cultivate the trimmed branches and grow into new life. After pruning Dracaena marginata pruning, we should put Dracaena marginata in a place with ventilation and sufficient light, so that the leaves can carry out photosynthesis and promote the growth of branches and leaves. After Dracaena marginata pruning, we should water it normally. We should water it after 10 a.m. and before 6 p.m. every day. We should also spray water when it is particularly dry and hot to ensure the humidity of the leaves. Watering should be controlled in winter. Watering every 10 days is OK.