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Hello.

I have several dracena marginata, which I've tried to bifurcate by the usual cropping. Each time I do it, however, instead of the cropped stem splitting, as is common, into three, it only grows one again.

Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks,
Dax

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Dax
Pictures of what you are doing would help to see what you are doing wrong...
It should double sprout (or more) after you make an angled cut just above a growth nodule on a stem...Only do one stem at a time for best results...
Hope this helps...
Rick in southern NJ

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I currently manage a private 16 acre estate. i am in charge of the general maintenance of buildings and i supervise the landscape maintenance staff. i teach landscape/horticulture evening classes for a community college in NJ. I taught landscape/horticultural classes for a NJ vocational high school for 5 years. prior to that I owned & operated a landscape/garden center facility for 20 + years. My experience is in commercial & residential sales & care of houseplants as well as landscaping.

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