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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

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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

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
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

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
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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