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Draecena Cuttings

Hi ho, friends.
Today’s post relates to photography in that I really like how the photo turned out. It’s as visually complicated as one of my mixed media paintings.
I’ve had a dracena tricolor plant for a very long time. I remember buying it with my mom at Bimart.  It must have been nearly 20 years ago because I had it when we still lived on First West.  Anywho, this plant has really stuck with me, though the, uh, shall we say, droughts.  It has been quite happy below the garden window of our condo, getting leggier and leggier every year.
I watered it last week and thought, yikes, I’ve killed this poor thing.  Off to the Interwebs to find out more on caring for dracena and I found instructions on how to take cuttings. Turns out these babies are tropical and they can grow to nearly 50 feet in the wild!  I don’t have much space at home, so I took a deep breath, took the cuttings and dropped them in water. I’ve repurposed its pot for a small indoor herb garden.  Once the dracena have enough roots, I’ll repot them.
This was a big new step in my plant caretaking skills.  The stalks were a bit dry when I took the cuttings. Today, the stalks are refreshed and much happier. My Christmas cactus is happy for the company.  Perhaps the dracenas will move permanently to my studio.
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