Can a dracaena be trimmed when it’s too tall?


The foliage portion can easily be trimmed back in the case the plant has grown too big. Trim the foliar part of the plant by cutting the crown back to the height you desire. The Cane portion of the plant can also be cut down, but this will be a bit more complex and potentially detrimental to the plant. Cutting the cane down should really be reserved for situations in which the plant has sustained damage or portions of the cane have died.

Updated on January 8, 2018

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Caring for Dracaena Compacta Janet Craig
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