DRACAENA DEREMENSIS - Knowledgebase Question

Question by spiderman686
January 13, 2009

Answer from NGA
January 13, 2009


Your dracaena should be relatively easy to care for. These are normally thought of as low light houseplants, meaning they will get along with natural light a few feet from a window and not require supplemental light in the winter time. Allow the soil in a dracaena plant's pot to become somewhat dry between thorough waterings. A dracaena growing in dim light will require less water than one in a bright location. Fertilize monthly spring and summer with a balanced house plant food, mixed at one-half the recommended dilution. Dracaenas can sometimes develop brown edges along their leaves. This may be caused by any number of situations, including dry air, allowing the soil to become too dry, a buildup of fertilizer salts in the soil, or heavily chlorinated or fluoridated water. Regular dusting of the leaves is important and misting with water is also beneficial. Dracaenas will survive a long time in a fairly shaded environment, but they will look their best and their leaf color will be brighter if they are given a bit more light. Hope this answers all your questions!

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