How to Propagate Dracaena Marginata Houseplants

Hi Judy,
I’ve attached a picture of a plant in my office. I’d like to know what it is and how I can propagate it. Thanks!

Hi Kathy,


Your plant is a Dracaena Marginata. Dracaena Marginatas are propagated by stem cuttings.

Use a sharp clean scissors or razor blade to cut a 3”-5” piece from the end of a healthy stem just below a leaf node. A node is where a leaf joins the stem. Remove leaves from the bottom 1/3 of the stem. Dip the cut end of the stem in Rooting Hormone that contains a Fungicide. Plant the stem section in moist potting soil . Check the plant every few days to be sure the soil stays moist. Tug on the stem cuttings after a few weeks; if there is resistance, the roots have developed successfully.

You can read more about a Dracaena Marginata HousePlants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.