Propagation: Identify and re-pot plants

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Paulmac, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Paulmac

    Paulmac Member

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    Topeka, Kansas, USA
    My daughter wants me to re-pot these plants. Can you identify? Should they be separated or planted together like they came from florist? We have the larger pot to use for the large plant and can also put the smaller ones into new pots. Also need tips for re-potting and care of them. Thanks.

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  2. Tom Hulse

    Tom Hulse Active Member 10 Years

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    Marysville, WA USA
    Hi Paul, all those are cultivars or species of Dracaena, a very hardy & popular houseplant.
    They like very bright, indirect sunlight. No direct sun unless it's the very start or very end of the day. They really flourish if they have some bright indirect sun plus additional fluorescent lighting. Average house temps are great, they slow or stop growing if the nights get much below 60F. Soil average houseplant soil (most houseplants prefer what is commercially packed if you add maybe 50% additional perlite or pumice for more drainage). Average fertilizer; like most plants they do much better with frequent, light fertilizer. They do better with a little higher humidity, but are pretty tough for average household conditions.
    All great houseplants! :)
  3. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Vancouver BC Canada
    Looks like a mix of:
    • Dracaena marginata
    • Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor'
    • Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime'
    • Dracaena fragrans 'Warneckii'
    • Polyscias scutellaria 'Marginata'

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