Identification: Plant identification

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    Gay New Member

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    I am new to the forum. I have two plants for some time and they are getting big.

    I’d appreciate if someone can tell me what species they are so I know how to propagate them properly.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Welcome, Gay. The second is a dracaena, I think Dracaena fragrans 'Jade Jewel' You can cut around 20-30 cm. off the top, remove the bottom leaves, and push the cutting into soil. You can do a few of those cuttings, but be careful to keep track of which end goes up.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The first one might be a seriously light-deprived Dracaena reflexa.
     
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    Thank you very much. Can you tell me what I should do to the Dracaena reflexa to make it stronger instead of just growing upward? Can I cut the top off and put it in the soil to propagate?
     
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    I don't have any personal experience with Dracaena reflexa, but I would expect it to behave the same way. Make 20-30 cm cuttings, being careful to note which end was up, remove the bottom few leaves and push the cuttings into the soil. Leave about that much on the original stem too, which should sprout from one or two places.
     

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