Dracaena Plants

Dividing Spike Plant

Marge Wannemacher added on November 7, 2016 | Answered

How do you divide a spike plant? What is the botanical name for a spike plant? Thank you.

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Answered on November 7, 2016

Spike plants belong to several species: Dracaena indivisa, also known as Cordyline indivisa, and Cordyline australis. I don't think they can be divided, but they can be propagated by cuttings. Cut a young shoot from the main plant, remove all but 2 or 3 leaves, and root it as described in this article:


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