Air-layering a Dracaena marginata

Hello, I have a very spindly Dracaena marginata plant here that needs your help. It has passed the point of being able to hold itself up. So I am trying to use the ‘air-layering’ technique on the stem to create…

Corn plant (Dracaena) leaves turning yellow at the tips

Corn plant near window facing east. When some leaf ends turned yellow..I trimmed them correctly…but the yellow came back even more! Have very many house plants for years and never experienced this before. Is it possible, it’s diseased?…

Grafting a dracaena

My father has some kind of tropical “tree?” in a pot. It has only a few long slender leaves on top. There are two limbs (coming out of one short trunk), and the taller one is getting very tall (6…

Pruning a dracaena

Hi I live in Toronto and have what I think are dracaenas (please see picture). I keep them outside during the warm months and take them inside during the winter. They seem to have done well in their containers but…

Changed location for houseplants a problem????

I recently installed heat-reducing semitranslucent blinds in my apartment and had to move the several plants which had long been on the windowsills to tables about 6 inches back from their previous location to accommodate the new blinds. I am…

Drought Tolerant Annuals: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  As annual plants complete their lifecycle in a single season the concept of drought tolerance is a bit moot. Unlike perennials that can become drought tolerant after they are well established, our Southern Ontario short growing season means that…

Annuals for Shade: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  An annual plant is one that completes its life cycle from seed to plant to bloom and back to seed again in one season. Annual flowers are often bright, colourful and very floriferous. In this way, they attract pollinating…