Dragon Tail Plant Propagation


Dragon tail plants are beautiful trailing/climbing houseplants that are easy to care for and propagate. To start a new plant, take a cutting with at least one leaf node and aerial roots from an existing stem of at least 6″ length, cutting from within an established dragon tail plant’s root ball.

Placing the cutting in a warm area with indirect lighting will promote healthy dragon tail plant growth. They prefer heat and humidity but can adapt to standard indoor conditions; indirect lighting is best because direct sunlight may burn its leaves.

Easy to care for

Epipremnum pinnatum) is an easy-care houseplant, suitable for indoor or container environments. This fast-growing species requires moderate humidity levels and warm temperatures as well as being pest and disease resistant; yet still requires attention for healthy growth and to prevent potential issues with disease resistance.

Proper watering of dragon tail plants is one of the key aspects of their care. While they’re typically drought tolerant, new plantings or in hot or dry weather require regular and thorough watering sessions. When watering again, make sure to allow time for soil drainage before you add more.

One way to ensure that potting mix stays moist is to cover it with plastic or a clear dome of some sort, which will trap moisture inside and promote root growth. After about a week, remove this cover.

Dragon tail plants thrive best in warm rooms that aren’t drafty, as this allows for healthy and rapid-growth plants. Direct sunlight should be avoided as direct rays can scorch or leggyize them rapidly, leading to scorched plants.

The dragon tail plant is usually quite resistant to diseases and pests. However, it may be susceptible to root rot so it’s essential that soil be regularly checked and any mushy or brown roots removed as soon as they appear. Also beware overwatering: check soil before watering to make sure it feels dry to touch before adding additional liquid nutrients.

Epipremnum pinnatum thrives best in rich, moisture-retaining soil that drains quickly. You can purchase ready-to-use aroid potting soil from stores or create your own by mixing two parts organic potting mix with one part vermiculite, perlite or pumice. Heavy clay soils or garden mixes should be avoided as these hold onto too much water and increase root rot risk.

For best results, regularly clean the leaves of a dragon tail plant with a damp cloth to remove dust while simultaneously increasing photosynthesis surface area. Furthermore, fortnightly fertilizing with Scotts Osmocote Pour+Feed for Indoor Plants may help boost its chances of health.

Easy to propagate

Dragon tail plants are relatively straightforward houseplants to care for, though they’re susceptible to infection and pest attacks. Luckily, most common issues associated with them can be prevented with care; specifically by selecting well-draining soil and applying slow release fertilizer regularly throughout the year to ensure adequate nutrition without risking nutrient burn.

Water your plants regularly as the plant prefers moist soil over dry. Repotting is also essential – use larger pots than those originally provided at nursery and add loose, well-draining soil for each new pot you put your plant into.

An ideal potting mix for dragon tail plants should contain nutrients-rich coco coir, orchid bark and sphagnum moss mixture. You could also incorporate some worm compost or sea soil for improved drainage and extra acidity.

Dragon Tail plants prefer indirect sunlight for optimal growth. While they will still tolerate lower light conditions, growth will be affected. A good indicator that more light may be needed is by looking at how far apart your leaves are spaced; if they become elongated or leafless then more sun should be provided to this particular plant.

One of the great aspects of dragon tail plants is how easy they are to propagate from cuttings. You can take stem or leaf cuttings and plant them directly into the soil; or take cuttings of other plants as seeds do and create new plants this way. An added bonus: cuttings won’t become infected with bacteria or rot like seeds do!

Among the more popular varieties of dragon-tail pothos are Aureum and Marble Queen varieties with yellow variegation; N-Joy and Wilcoxii also belong to this family of plants, while Epidemnum Pinnatum stands out with multiple holes or “fenestrations” on its leaves when mature – also known as Creeping Philodendron it makes for stunning groundcover in warm frost-free climates and can even be grown indoors provided it receives partial shade.

Easy to grow in pots

Dragon tail plants are easy to cultivate in pots and require very minimal care, making them suitable for indoor or outdoor planting in any season and location, sun or shade, indoor or outdoor, shade or sun exposure, low maintenance requirements and relatively pest resistant – although optimal growing conditions must be ensured to achieve success for this versatile perennial plant.

Epipremnum Pinnatum thrives best in moderate to bright indirect sunlight. While it will tolerate lower light positions, growth will be slower. Direct sun can scorch its leaves. When planting your dragon tail plant, use a premium potting mix that drains well – adding vermiculite, perlite and peat moss will improve drainage while decreasing root rot risks.

Water your dragon tail plant regularly without overwatering, letting the soil dry out before watering again. Checking soil moisture with your finger is also advisable; moist but not wet should be the desired moisture levels. For sandy soil conditions, amending may be required before planting your plants.

Dragon tail can be grown as a creeping groundcover in garden beds or containers in warm frost-free climates; however, its preferred form is climbing, so providing it with an arbor will encourage it to flourish more freely.

If your dragon tail plant has been living in its current pot for some time, repotting may be necessary to prevent root rot and ensure optimal health. When selecting a larger pot than its previous home and ensure it provides enough drainage holes.

When the temperatures heat up, dragon tail plants should be fed with organic liquid fertilizers such as OCP eco-seaweed or OCP eco-aminogro every four weeks for maximum growth. Overfeeding can result in mineral build-up which starves their roots of oxygen, eventually leading to root rot.

Nememea worm, more commonly known by its scientific name of Nemema helix, is an annoying and pernicious pest that feeds off plant roots to cause them to become soft or brown in texture. Neem oil spray can be an excellent way to kill these pesky creatures without harming the plant itself.

Easy to grow outdoors

Dragon tail plants can be grown easily in any garden or pot. Stem cuttings that are at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) long can be propagated easily to ensure the plant receives sufficient energy to thrive; to do this select healthy stems with two or three nodes that are free from brown roots or any rot, and after cutting submerge it in water to remove bacteria before transplanting in well-draining soil or container with coco coir to improve drainage and avoid root rot if using containers; make sure they receive at least four hours of indirect sunlight each day for best results!

Dragon tail plants differ from most houseplants in that they don’t require frequent fertilization – instead getting their nutrients from potting soil and sunlight alone. To thrive successfully however, adequate humidity must also be present; otherwise dry air could lead to fungal infections which will compromise both their health and growth.

The ideal environment for dragon tail philodendrons is warm and humid temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, though it can tolerate slightly lower temperatures without frost damage or freezing conditions. These plants also prefer moderate light levels versus direct sunlight as these tend to burn their leaves more quickly.

Watering regularly is essential to helping Epipremnum pinnatum flourish, yet you should avoid overwatering it. Epipremnum pinnatum is susceptible to root rot so only water it when its topsoil has dried out – you can check by sticking your finger in the soil or use a moisture meter for accurate measurements of its water content.

Proper care of your dragon tail plant will keep it looking lush and vibrant. Wipe its leaves regularly to remove dust and dirt that could cause leaf spot. Not only will this improve its aesthetics, but also help decrease dead leaves that could become susceptible to fungus infection.