Dracaena Fragrans

Latin name

Dracaena fragrans

Pronounciation

Common name

Origin

Tropical Africa

How easy is it care for?

The Dracaena fragrans is a species of flowering plant native throughout tropical Africa. It is available in a number of cultivars, the most common of which are the ‘Janet Craig’, ‘Compacta’, ‘Golden Coast’, and ‘Lemon Lime’. It’s a slow growing shrub, usually multi-stemmed at the base. In the wild, mature specimens can reach 15m tall. It is commonly used as a houseplant and valued for its tolerance or a wide range of indoor conditions. Several cultivars have variegated foliage with a number of beautiful patterns designs available.

Caring for your plant

Light

It survives low light levels, but will thrive in filtered, indirect lights. Avoid direct sunlight.

Watering

The fragrans will tolerate most things – but not soggy soil. Water thoroughly allowing the top 2-3 cm of water to dry out between waterings. Too much water

Pruning

Prune in spring or early summer to control it’s growth. If you cut off the cane, it will sprout new of leaves from where it was cut.

Feeding

The Dracaena will benefit from a liquid plant food every second watering during the growing season.

Pest & Diseases

The Dracaene is relativly easy to care for – however spider mites may attack during the winter months when the air is dry.

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