THE AGRONOMIST ANSWERS ON HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR PLANTS
CAN I TRANSPLANT MY DRACENA OUTDOORS?
QUESTION FROM FRANCA
I am the owner of a great example of happiness log, pruned several times to contain its size and regularly reinvigorated every time I place it. In short, he is fine and lives on the terrace, my question is very precise: in front of my house there is a small piece of land where I can plant it and enjoy it from home, is it possible that I can continue to live well? what precautions will i have to use? I sincerely hope you answer my question. Meanwhile, while waiting, I offer cordial greetings.
Regarding the log of happiness I forgot to write the place where she lives most importantly. Lives in Mestre.
to take yours out Dracaena you have to take into account that they are plants of tropical origin, therefore the hot and humid climate is ideal for her. In your area I think the humid abounds but the temperatures in winter I think are definitely too low for your log. Keep in mind that already below 13-15 ° C the plant begins to feel bad. In the south of Italy it could adapt but in your part I do not recommend it.
Dr. M. G. Davoli
Good day, I'm Franca from Venice-Mestre again. Still regarding my trunk of happiness up to the ceiling, so as not to have to prune it again, I ask you if it will be possible for me to bend it and how. Basically I would have thought of tilting the vase, at half height of the trunk put some weights and tie shortly before the end of the trunk with a rope that supports it and takes it back to the wall where its own vase is already inclined. In short, what do I do given the height?
Greetings and thanks in advance.
PS: but I hope I was clear.
you know, the "forcing" you would like to do is practicable, think of bonsai, gigantic trees that are forced to grow miniature. You would like, if I understand correctly, to grow the curved plant, parallel to the ceiling. Sure you can do it, with great caution so as not to break the trunk, but when the plant has reached the end of the wall what will you do?
Let me know what you decide.
Dr. M. Davoli