Dragon tree, how do you do it? A little over a year ago, I had a few branches of my mature dragon tree trimmed, but kept all of the tree branch cuttings, placing most in 5-gallon containers.
Once again, this powerhouse of a tree surprises me: one of these cuttings has not only survived in its 5-gallon container (which is a bit tiny, considering how wide the branch cutting is), but it has produced an impressive flower spike! A spike! Yikes! I’m so thrilled!
I thought that a dragon tree needed to be fully grown and planted directly into the ground soil in order to produce a flower spike, but, I’m speculating here, maybe the stage of development of the branch cutting from a mature dragon tree remains intact even in cutting form. Apparently, I don’t have to wait years for this to happen.
This unexpected development gives me a chance to get a really close up view of a young dragon tree flower spike without having to climb a very tall ladder to do it. Wow, wow, wow!