Dragon Tree Cuttings Are Busting Out of Their Containers!

Nearly six years ago, I had several branches trimmed from my oldest, primary dragon tree because they were growing into the roof of my garage. I promptly put the cuttings into 5-gallon plastic containers filled with soil and watered every few weeks and left them in my back yard to enjoy their lives! And enjoy them they did, for I am happy to post these photos of two of these tree cuttings that are now stand-alone trees in their own right. Wow! They have grown not very much taller but have grown wider and have established new roots. I will eventually cut away the plastic containers that they have outgrown when it is safe to do so without damaging the trees. The tree cuttings were a bit curved and heavy so I placed them up against a long wood bench to help prop them up while they grew. It’s so exciting to see them grow.IMG_3198IMG_3199

One of these cuttings actually produces seed stalks, seeds from which totally new trees are born. It is so thrilling to know that I can propagate these trees from cuttings as well as from these seeds – a very simple process. These trees have a will to survive like I have not seen in most plants and it is inspiring to see that they can adapt to changing conditions, the epitome of resilience. Long live these beautiful dragon trees!


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