How to propagate Dragon Tree

Written by Maggie

Dec 29 2020

 How to propagate Dragon Tree

As an ornamental and medicinal plant, Dragon Tree has a strong effect, especially its long and colorful leaves. It is really beautiful. But does a pot of Dragon tree feel monotonous? Many flower lovers want to try to propagate by themselves, so how to propagate Dragon Tree?

Dragon Tree

Cutting propagation of Dragon Tree

1. Cutting time

Cuttage propagation of Dragon tree can be carried out in spring and summer every year, when it is the peak growth season, with high branch activity and rooting survival rate.

2. Selection of cuttings

On Dragon Tree potted plants, annual semi-woody tender stems with a length of about 8-15 cm were cut as cuttings, and stem segments containing more than 3 eyes were required.

Note: The cuttings should be close to the bottom of the eye, and the cut surface should be smooth, so as to facilitate rooting.In addition, cutting leaves as few leaves as possible.

3. Cutting substrate

Dragon tree cutting substrate is best to use wet sand soil as substrate.

4. Start cutting

Before cutting, disinfect the cuttings with alcohol, then insert it into the substrate, exposing 1/2, and wrap the exposed parts in plastic bags to maintain humidity. After that, the root can be rooted at 20-25℃ at room temperature for about 1 month.

Dragon Tree

Layering propagation of Dragon Tree

High - altitude layering is commonly used in May - June. Select the strong main stem, 20 cm from the top, row ring peeling, 1 cm wide, wet moss cover, and wrap with plastic film, keep the room temperature above 20℃, about 40 days after the roots, 60 days after the cut pot.

Bury dry cutting method, cut mature branches 5 cm to 10 cm, cut the leaves, buried in the pure river sand, the upper part of the surface of the sand. Also we can cut about 3 cm thick branches, every 5 cm cut a wound, deep to dry diameter 1/2, buried in the sand, the upper part of the slightly exposed sand surface, place a thin shade, ventilation, moist environment, about 20 days can be rooted from the incision, node germination, and then cut off and plant. Domestic flowers can be placed in jars between May and June and take root in about 3 weeks.

Sowing propagation of Dragon Tree

In September, the seeds of Dragon tree will mature, so the propagation method of Dragon tree can also be used to sow. Because of the large seed size of Dragon Tree, it is commonly used for shallow pot seeding. After sowing, the room temperature is kept at 24 ~ 27℃, and the seeds will germinate 2 weeks later.

Dragon Tree