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Transplanting a Dracaena

I have a 2 m high Dracaena draco in my garden that needs to be moved as it will eventually grow too big for the space it is in. Is it possible to transplant it? If so when and how?


Yes, it is possible to move it. I would suggest late summer/early autumn after the worst of the summer heat is over and before the winter wet comes along.

The key to shifting is to ensure that as much of the rootball as possible comes with it and that it stays pretty much intact. The plant will need supporting after you have moved it until its root system gets a chance to re-establish itself.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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