Dracaena Plants

Can I Cut Protruding Root of Dracaena Without Killing Entire Plant?

Anonymous added on April 27, 2018 | Answered

My dracaena has a 1 inch portion of healthy root system protruding from an hole in bottom of pot; Can I just cut that off or do I need to re-pot entire plant to larger pot without harm to exposed root system?

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Answered on April 28, 2018

You can cut off the protruding root. However, if the plant has grown too big for its pot, it's best to either repot it in a larger pot (a few inches larger diameter) or to prune it down to a more manageable size. One sign that it's too large for the pot is if the soil in the whole pot goes dry again just a couple days after you've thoroughly watered it.

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