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How to successfully transplant a Dragon Tree

12 December 2011 No Comment

Roy, a reader of this blog successfully transplanted a Dracena Draco (Dragon Tree) and was kind enough to send me some photos.

Beautiful location for Dracena Draco

How to successfully support a transplanted Dragon Tree

Roy wisely protected the Dracena Draco from damage by using padding. The white marks on the branches can be avoided by gently removing leaves only when they are ready to come off. Tearing them off prematurely results in these white marks which then reduce the beautiful stripping on the plant.

The right depth to plant a Dragon Tree when transplanting

This has been planted at about the right depth. A little deeper would not have hurt, but it is best to err on the side of two shallow than too deep.

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