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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Jan 29, 2017 8:12 PM CST
I bought this house plant yesterday, and the sales person thought it was Dracena. But there are so many Dracena. Can someone suggest a more specific ID and how I should care for it?

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Carol H. Sandt

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.'' -- Allen Saunders
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 29, 2017 8:13 PM CST
Looks like Dracaena 'Janet Craig'
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Jan 29, 2017 8:21 PM CST
tarev said:Looks like Dracaena 'Janet Craig'


Tarev,

Thank you. I think you are right. It looks just like this one from the NGA database:



Do you have any suggestions for care?
Carol H. Sandt

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.'' -- Allen Saunders
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Jan 29, 2017 8:54 PM CST
Draceanas are low light plants, and have always found them to be quite drought tolerant. During winter, they may slow down a bit in growth but improves vigor as Spring weather returns. Make sure to use containers with drainage holes.

See this link, it has lots of info: https://www.houseplant411.com/...
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
csandt
Jan 29, 2017 9:21 PM CST
tarev said:Draceanas are low light plants, and have always found them to be quite drought tolerant. During winter, they may slow down a bit in growth but improves vigor as Spring weather returns. Make sure to use containers with drainage holes.

See this link, it has lots of info: https://www.houseplant411.com/...


Tarev,
Thank you very much for this helpful information, both from your own experience and from this excellent link.
Carol H. Sandt

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.'' -- Allen Saunders
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Cat Lover Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Region: California Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener
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tarev
Jan 30, 2017 9:56 AM CST
Happy to help Carol! I tip my hat to you.

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