Houseplants are awesome and if you haven't heard they greatly improve indoor air quality. Zollstudios has fifteen large tropical plants. I blame being a child of the 1970's. The majority are sturdy, dependable troopers, "the Snake Plant," and "the Dragon Tree."
After managing the exterior grounds for several years, I noticed my indoor trees were reaching the ceiling. As stated, I could not readily find the permission to lop off the tops of my beloved plants. One small post mentioned the trimming, but with no substantial details.
|Detail of New Growth|
|"Bobby John" After Pruning|
The greatest benefit is the lush infill that occurs after a couple months. I want you to have the courage to sculpt your elder tropical trees. If you are adventurous enough, you can even root the cuttings into new plants.
If you are up to the challenge, I highly recommend nice, well-maintained pruning sheers. This will do the least amount of damage with a clean cut. While we're at it, I would like to give an honorable mention to the classic Miracle-Gro potting soil. I attribute much of my success to this soil and minimal watering. However, on the flipside I would avoid Miracle-Gro Moisture Control like the effin' plague. That stuff leads to root rot in tropicals and is bad voodoo. No sponsorship here.
If you found this post via your favorite search engine, I hope this gives you the courage to prune your overgrown Dragon Tree.