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Mar 26, 2017 3:27 PM CST
I am a novice, I have had plants before but all I have done in the past is add water. I was very lucky to inherit (from a brake up) this cool plant and in the last year it's been growing a lot. Two years ago it was only two and a year ago a baby started growing. Now another baby is coming but its on one of them. Now i have 2 questions:

1.- name of plant, I need to do research now to replant its too large for the small pot its in.

2.- what to do, if anything, with the new baby coming out of one of the palm trunk?

sorry for not using correct lingo. Help

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Name: Karen
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Mar 26, 2017 3:45 PM CST
Welcome! Lucky you! It's a beautiful Dracaena Marginata. You can see some pics and info here with our database photos.
Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)
I'd leave the new little shoot alone. It will make a new branch. I'd say your plant is very happy with your care!
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Mar 26, 2017 4:31 PM CST
Hi clueless101, Welcome! from me too!

I agree, your lovely plant is a Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata). Good growing! Thumbs up Your plant looks great and seems to be very happy with it's current conditions. If roots are growing out the bottom of the pot, you could re-pot but only go to a pot one size larger then the current container and be sure that the new one has drainage holes. That new sprout coming off one of the main stems will turn into another branch.
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Mar 27, 2017 2:23 PM CST
What fabulous character in those trunks!

Whenever you're ready to repot, remove the old pot, remove the pancake of roots that will be at the bottom of the root ball. I usually lay plants on their side and use my shovel to do that. Finish removing the old soil, place into new pot/new soil. You can alter the angle at which the trunks emerge from the soil, to make it a more upright entity, but don't change the depth at which they are submerged in soil. A few large-ish rocks sitting on the soil surface can hold the trunks in place when finished, at least until the new roots have grown securely into the new soil.
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Mar 27, 2017 2:58 PM CST
Heck with your lingo Hilarious!
That`s a great specimen Thumbs up

Mar 27, 2017 7:01 PM CST
thank you to all!

Name: Will Creed
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Mar 28, 2017 6:21 PM CST
Your Dracaena marginata is healthy and doing fine. Don't mess it up by attempting to repot it. Mature Marginatas rarely need repotting and are subject to root rot if planted in excess soil.

The baby shoot is best left alone and allowed to mature.
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Name: Daisy I
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Mar 28, 2017 10:45 PM CST
I agree with WillC. Don't repot. Its beautiful just the way it is and doesn't need repotting.
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Name: Yardenman
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Mar 28, 2017 11:46 PM CST
DaisyI said: I agree with WillC. Don't repot. Its beautiful just the way it is and doesn't need repotting.

They look right to me!

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