How to Train a Dracaena Marginata

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Dracaena Marginata, also referred to as the Madagascar dragon tree, which is a tropical plant with bright foliage and flexible, narrow stems. Rotating the container in different positions forces the branches to naturally bend, bend and bend into a desired shape. Madagascar dragon tree is an outside plant in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12. This plant also grows indoors as a houseplant in cooler growing lawns where frost can damage the delicate foliage and stems.

Put the potted Madagascar dragon tree on its side for many days to compel the branches to bend up into the light. The branches resting against the floor might remain flat, instead of curving in precisely the same fashion as the other branches when placed in this position. Move it into an upright posture or position the container when the branches have bent into the desired position.

Set the Madagascar dragon tree in bright sunlight for two to three times to force the branches into bending toward the glowing light. Put the side of the container you want the branches to bend in the location that receives the majority of the light. Move the plant when the branches have bent into the desired position. Expand the container since the branches bend to train the plant into a spiral shape.

Prune the young stems on the Madagascar dragon tree plant to market branch development. Cut the return to the height you would like the branches to start. Skip this step if you would like tall, singular branches on the plant.

Wrap bonsai wire around young, flexible stems and shape them in a desirable position. The branches will remain in the shape as the plant grows. Remove the cable after a few weeks, or after the division stays in the shape with no wire for support. This measure might not operate on thick, hardened branches.

Proceed to move and rotate the plant to train the branches to your desired shape.

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