Dracaena, Outside? - Knowledgebase Question

Indian Head, Ma
Question by johnathongr
July 19, 2009
I recently got a Dracaena Massangeana (drracaena fragrans). I potted in a 12

Answer from NGA
July 19, 2009


 Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana' makes a better houseplant than an outdoor plant. It likes bright light but not direct sunshine. The difficulty with having it outdoors is that it grows best in temperatures of 75F. Anything hotter than that can dessicate the leaves. If the porch remains cool and has no direct sunshine you may be able to keep it outdoors. If not, you probably should move it inside. If you want a Dracaena you can take outdoors during the summer months and indoors the rest of the year, grow Dracaena draco (dragon tree). It will grow in higher temperatures and some direct sunshine while outdoors.

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