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 best propagated using stem cuttings.

Using a sharp clean scissors or razor blade, cut an 8”-10” piece from the end of a healthy stem just below a leaf node. A node is where a leaf joins the stem. Remove the 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 a small pot of moist potting soil; be sure there are drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Check the plant every few days to be sure the soil stays barely moist. Tug on the stem cuttings every few weeks; if there is resistance, the roots have developed successfully.

You can read more about how to care for a Dracaena Marginata in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.