By Barbara Falconer Newhall
It’s true. My graceful dracena marginata is doing itself in. It’s hurling itself mercilessly against our living room ceiling. What’s a plant lover to do? Seriously, green thumbs, I need your help.
Tell me what to do here.
Two stalks of this old plant are doing just fine. But the third seems intent on crushing itself against our sheet-rocked ceiling. Don’t plants know better? Can’t my hearty dracena tell that that’s an unmoveable object it’s pushing against?
Shall I just let it be? That seems heartless — you can see how contorted its leaves have become. That’s gotta hurt. Or should I put it out of its misery — cut the suicidal branch off and toss it in the compost bin?
Not an option.
Maybe I could cut that stalk in two, put the pieces in water, wait for them to root — then stick them back into the pot. What do you think? Will that work? Please advise.
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