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Dracaena Care

Dracaena plants vary in size, shape, and color, but all share a main characteristic–their long leaves grow outward and up from a central stalk, or cane. The canes are sturdy, lending an unexpected architectural element to the whimsical foliage.

How to care for your Dracaena

Use these instructions to care for a Dracaena. This guide will tell you how to water a Dracaena; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Dracaena Colorama

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Colorama prefers medium indirect sunlight. Too much direct light can burn the leaves. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Colorama will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena likes comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. Do not allow the temperature to fall below 60 degrees.

FOOD

This plant likes to be fed every two weeks in the spring and summer with a well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No food is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Colorama leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Your Dracaena Colorama is sensitive to an excess of fluoride which is found in tap water and will present with brown or yellow margins of its leaves. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the fluorides or use rainwater. When the plant begins to outgrow its space you can regulate the height by cutting off the top to the desired height. The tall, bare cane looks odd for a while, but within a few weeks, new shoots appear as the foliage begins to regrow.

Dracaena Dorado

LIGHT

Your Dracaena prefers bright indirect light but can adapt to low light. Too much direct sunlight can burn and bleach the leaves.

WATER

Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena Dorado will thrive in average room temperatures, between 60-80 degrees. 

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Dorado will benefit from a light misting 1-2 times per week, especially in the winter, when the air is dry. Misting also helps keep the foliage clean and dust-free.

FOOD

Feed your Dracaena Dorado every month in the spring and summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer, diluted to half the recommended strength.

TOXICITY

Moderately toxic to pets, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach irritation, and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. To prevent this, you can use distilled water or rain water. Wipe the leaves with a soft damp cloth to remove dust as necessary. Take care to clean the undersides of the leaves as well as the upper surfaces. Removing dust opens the pores so your plant can exchange air freely, and it helps prevent pests from taking up residency.

Dracaena Elegance

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Elegance prefers bright indirect sunlight, but can survive in medium to low light situations.

WATER

Water your Dracaena thoroughly and allow 50-75% of the soil to dry before watering again. Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena plant dies. Yellow leaves indicate that the plant is being kept too wet.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Elegance will do well in average humidity environments, but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena Elegance likes average room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.

FOOD

Dracaena Elegance is slow-growing and does not need much fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Elegance leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts and excess minerals. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of these minerals.

Dracaena Fragrans

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Fragrans prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Brown spots on the leaves or pale, bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water your plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. In low light, allow the soil to dry completely before watering. Water your plant less in the winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off, as well as root rot, and the eventual death of the plant.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting. 

TEMPERATURE

This plant likes average room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

FOOD

Dracaena Fragrans needs very little plant food. Feed once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Too much fertilizer can cause the leaf tips to burn.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Fragrans leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you find the tips of your Dracaena’s leaves begin to turn brown, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water, or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.

Dracaena Giganta

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Giganta will tolerate low light but will thrive in medium and indirect light. Do not put your Giganta in hot direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves. If it is not receiving sufficient light, the newer leaves will narrow.

WATER

Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena will benefit from a light misting 1-2 times per week, especially in the winter, when the air is dry. Misting also helps keep the foliage clean and dust-free.

TEMPERATURE

The ideal temperature for your Giganta is between 65-75 degrees.

FOOD

Feed your Giganta monthly during the spring through fall with a liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.

TOXICITY

Your Giganta is moderately toxic, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach indigestion, and possible vomiting if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. To prevent this, you can use distilled water or rainwater. Wipe the leaves with a soft damp cloth to remove dust as necessary. Take care to clean the undersides of the leaves as well as the upper surfaces. Removing dust opens the pores so your plant can exchange air freely, and it helps prevent pests from taking up residency.

Dracaena Gold Star

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Gold Star prefers bright indirect light but can survive in low light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light. Too much direct sunlight will burn the leaves.

WATER

Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Gold Star will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena prefers room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Dracaena leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. To prevent this, you can use distilled water or rain water.

Dracaena Green Jewel

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Green Jewel prefers bright indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Slow growth and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Green Jewel will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

This plant likes average room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Green Jewel leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you find the tips of your Dracaena’s leaves begin to turn brown, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water, rainwater, or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.

Dracaena Jade Jewel

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Jade Jewel prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Jade Jewel will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.  

TEMPERATURE

This plant likes average room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Jade Jewel leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. 

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping,’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering or fertilizer burn. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful if built up in the soil. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or you can use rainwater.

Dracaena Janet Craig

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Janet Craig prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Janet Craig will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting. 

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena Janet Craig likes comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters will damage the leaves.

FOOD

Dracaena Janet Craig needs very little plant food. Feed once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food at half the recommended strength. Too much fertilizer will cause the leaf tips to burn.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Janet Craig leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or use rainwater.

Dracaena Lemon Lime

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Lemon Lime prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena does not require any additional humidity but will enjoy occasional misting.

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena prefers temperatures between 60-75 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Not toxic to humans. Moderately toxic to pets, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach indigestion, and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or use rainwater.

Dracaena Limelight

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Limelight prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Limelight will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.  

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena likes comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. 

FOOD

The Dracaena Limelight is slow-growing and does not need much fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer. 

TOXICITY

Dracaena Limelight leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If your Dracaena Limelight becomes too tall, you can prune the top off. Simply cut off the top with a pair of sharp pruning shears or scissors. Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or use rainwater. 

Dracaena Magenta Braid

LIGHT

Your Dracaena will do best in medium to bright indirect sunlight, but can tolerate low light.

WATER

Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena plant dies. Water your Dracaena well and allow the top 50-75% of the soil to dry before watering again. Brown tips on the leaves can indicate over watering while numerous yellow leaves mean the plant needs more water.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena will do well in average humidity environments, but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Dracaenas like average room temperatures between 65-85°F.

FOOD

Dracaena plants are slow-growing and do not need much fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer with an all-purpose plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the fall and winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena is toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. To prevent this, you can use distilled water or rain water.

Dracaena Marginata Bush

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Marginata prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Bleached leaves with dry brown spots usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena Marginata plant dies. Water your Marginata well and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. 

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Marginata will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Marginatas like comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Marginata leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or you can use rainwater.

Dracaena Marginata Open Weave

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Marginata prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.  

WATER

Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena Marginata plant dies. Water your Marginata well and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. 

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Marginata will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Marginatas like comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Marginata leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or use rainwater.

Dracaena Rikki Cane

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Rikki will do well in medium to bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can burn the leaves.

WATER

Water your plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. In low light, allow the soil to dry completely before watering.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Rikki will benefit from regular misting, especially in the winter when the air is dry.

TEMPERATURE

Your Dracaena will thrive in average room temperatures, between 60–80 degrees.

FOOD

Feed your Dracaena Rikki every month in the spring and summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer, diluted to half the recommended strength.

TOXICITY

Moderately toxic to pets, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach irritation, and possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Wipe the leaves with a soft damp cloth to remove dust as necessary. Take care to clean the undersides of the leaves as well as the upper surfaces. Removing dust opens the pores so your plant can exchange air freely, and it helps prevent pests. Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping,’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering or fertilizer burn. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful if built up in the soil. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or you can use rainwater.

Dracaena Sol

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Sol prefers bright indirect light but can survive in low light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a dracaena plant dies. Water your plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. In low light, allow the soil to dry completely before watering. Water your plant less in the winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Sol will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Your dracaena prefers room temperatures between 65-80°F. They do not do well in temperatures below 55°F. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

FOOD

Your dracaena needs very little plant food. Feed twice a year in the spring and summer with liquid houseplant food at half the recommended strength.

TOXICITY

Dracaena leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. To prevent this, you can use distilled water or rainwater.

Dracaena Song of India

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Song of India prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but can survive in low light situations.

WATER

Water your Song of India thoroughly and allow 50–75% of the soil to dry before watering again. In low light, allow the soil to dry completely before watering. Water your plant less in the winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off, as well as root rot, and the eventual death of the plant.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Song of India will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Song of Indias like average room temperatures between 65–80 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Song of India leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering or fertilizer burn. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful if built up in the soil. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine or fluoride or you can use rainwater.

Dracaena Song of Jamaica

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Song of Jamaica prefers bright indirect sunlight, but can survive in medium to low light situations.

WATER

Water your Song of Jamaica thoroughly and allow 50-75% of the soil to dry before watering again. Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena Song of Jamaica plant dies. Yellow leaves indicate that the plant is being kept too wet.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Song of Jamaica will do well in average humidity environments, but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Your Song of Jamaica likes average room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Song of Jamaica leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts and excess minerals. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of these minerals or you can use rainwater.

Dracaena Tarzan

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Tarzan will do best in medium to bright indirect sunlight, but can tolerate low light.

WATER

Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena plant dies. Water your Dracaena well and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. Water thoroughly and discard any excess water.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Tarzan will do well in average humidity environments, but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

Dracaenas like average room temperatures between 65-85°F.

FOOD

Dracaena plants are slow-growing and do not need much fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer with an all-purpose plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. To prevent this, you can use distilled water or rain water.

Dracaena Twister

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Twister prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Slow growth and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off. Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena plant dies.

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Twister will do well in average humidity household humidity but will appreciate regular misting.

TEMPERATURE

This plant likes normal room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

FOOD

Feed your Dracaena Twister every month in the spring and summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer, diluted to half the recommended strength.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Twister leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping,’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering or fertilizer burn, but the most common cause is tap water. Tap water contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may build up in the soil over time. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving your tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or use rainwater.

Dracaena Warneckii

LIGHT

Your Dracaena Warneckii prefers medium indirect light but can survive in low light. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena plant dies. Water your plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. 

HUMIDITY

Your Dracaena Warneckii will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting. 

TEMPERATURE

Your plant prefers room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves. 

FOOD

Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

TOXICITY

Dracaena Warneckii leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or you can use rainwater.

Lucky Bamboo

LIGHT

Your Lucky Bamboo prefers bright indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Slow growth and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

WATER

Water when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Lucky Bamboo does well in average household humidity. Keep away from any open vents or drafts.

TEMPERATURE

Lucky bamboo is fairly tolerant, doing well in temperatures between 65-95° F.

FOOD

Your Lucky Bamboo does not require much fertilizer. Fertilize once in the early spring with a plant food high in nitrogen.

TOXICITY

Your Lucky Bamboo is toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

ADDITIONAL CARE

You can propagate your lucky bamboo by taking healthy stem cuttings at any point during the year. If you find the tips of your Lucky Bamboo’s leaves begin to turn brown, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water, rainwater, or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.

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What's a Dracaena?

Botanical Classification: Asparagaceae Dracaena

About

Dracaena plants vary in size, shape, and color, but all share a main characteristic–their long leaves grow outward and up from a central stalk, or cane. The canes are sturdy, lending an unexpected architectural element to the whimsical foliage.

As a Dracaena grows, it maintains its upright appearance making it perfect for blank walls, spots behind furniture or narrow corners.

Dracaenas are easy, low-maintenance indoor plants that will thrive and adapt in almost any environment.

Fun fact

NASA lists Dracaena varieties as excellent plants for removing harmful toxins from the air.

Pictured Left: Dracaena Dorado
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If you notice yellow or falling leaves on your Dracaena, this could be due to overwatering. Be sure to discard any excess water that flows into the saucer when watering.
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Dracaena Dorado

Whimsical and low-maintenance, with long, dark green and yellow striped leaves atop sturdy canes. Also known as the Mass Cane Plant
Very easy, perfect for beginners, Low to bright indirect light
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