Encourage New Cane Plant Growth

Want to force new whorls of foliage on your Dracaena fragrans canes? Here’s a tip from Joe Cialone of Tropical Ornamentals, Delray Beach, Florida.

Using awides aw blade, make a cut above a dormant bud at a node on the cane. Cut 1/3 into the cane to ensure the flow of aux in from the growth tip is stopped and the bud dormancy is broken. The width of the finishing blade ensures the cut will remain open until the bud begins to grow.

The cut will not interfere with the flow of nutrients. The Dracaena fragrans is a monocot and is filled with vascular bundles which will continue to carry nutrients and water throughout the plant.