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I have a dracaena (corn plant) to repot. What soil is best?

newhostalady Z6 ON, Canada
4 months ago
last modified: 4 months ago

I received a "free" dracaena that was overgrown (almost to the ceiling). I have beheaded it and cut some of the canes to pieces and hope that all will root.

It came in a nice decent sized pot but figured that it should be repotted. The pot is ceramic so it is very heavy. I decided to remove some of the soil to make the pot easier to move. What I discovered was that there were no roots in at least the top 3 inches of soil! (I think the media should be where the roots begin to grow?) So I'd say this plant is overpotted! It did pretty well considering.

My plan is to take the plant outside, remove it from the pot and repot in different pot that can drain freely (and I can actually lift!).

Any suggestions for me regarding media and anything else?

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