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Warneckii flower.

Posted by ronalawn82 z9FL ( on
Sat, Aug 21, 10 at 5:58

I have a "Warneckii" Dracaena which has flowered. It appears that the infloresence is a terminal spike and I have removed it. My instinct is to cut back the stalk to ensure that vegetative growth resumes through an axillary bud.
If left alone will the stalk cease to grow and will the cane die in due course? Or will the stalk side shoot on its own and continue to grow vegetatively?
I would like the stalk to continue as Mother Nature intends it to. I cut off the infloresence only because I did not want the mess that comes with it.

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RE: Warneckii flower.

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 22, 10 at 11:20

When dracaenas flower, the flowers do occur on terminal growth and do cause that stem to cease growing until side shoots are formed. I don't know that removing the flowers will change things one way or the other. The stem shouldn't die; it should develop branching growth.

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