Does anyone know what kind of plant this is ?

It’s tall and Spindly and I would like to do something to it to shorten it or make it fuller.
q does anyone know what kind of plant this is
  10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 12, 2018
    Dracena Marginata.Re-pot it in the next size pot burying the stem as much as possible

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Jan 12, 2018
    i actually cut mine down, not expecting it to come back, but it did. I like it better shorter.

  • Jean Jean on Jan 12, 2018
    I think it's a dracaena - maybe Marginata?
    and nope, it's kinda like that, tall with a tuft.
    I see them with several stalks braided together to make the 'tuft' look more full, but that's kinda what they are.
    you 'could' grow a pothos or other climbing plant next to it, and use it as a trellis...

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jan 12, 2018
    Yes, looks like a dracaena marginata. They can get all weird and curly.

  • Judy Sakai Judy Sakai on Jan 12, 2018
    You can also try to cut the top off and put it in water until some roots grow and then repot it in some soil. In the meantime, cut the stalk down short and continue watering it, make sure it's getting enough sunlight and it will resprout new leaves like the previous poster mentioned. I have this exact plant on my desk and it has dropped the bottom leaves due to lack of light. I am finding that this plant needs a good amount of light or it will be spindly.

  • Rls7666210 Rls7666210 on Jan 12, 2018

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 12, 2018
    Cut a piece off and let it root in water. It will develop new shoots and will become a new plant.

  • Louise Greeks-Field Louise Greeks-Field on Jan 15, 2018
    Mine has got to 12ft plus. Cut it down twice in the 35 years iv had it. It flowered first time2 years ago. Strange aroma with sticky sap that dripped everywhere.

    • Pam1418628 Pam1418628 on Jan 15, 2018
      My Corn Plant flowered like that. I think it is in the same family as the Dracaena. The blossoms were so sticky sweet it was disgusting and gave me a headache. I had to lock it in another room.

  • Pam1418628 Pam1418628 on Jan 15, 2018
    I just cut my Dracaena and put the top back in the soil. Not only did the top part root and flourish, but the bottom part got new shoots and bushed out. ☺

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 01, 2022

    Yes Dracaena for sure. Sut ff top and propogate. Should send shoots out drom stem that is left.