Dracaena "Gold Dust"

Latin name

Dracaena surclosa

Pronounciation

(“drah-SEE-nah surr-cue-LOH-sah”)

Common name

Spotted Dracaena

Origin

Coastal West Africa

How easy is it care for?

Gold Dust Dracaena, or Dracaena surculosa, is a very distinctive plant that looks unlike most other Dracaenas. It is a small multi-stemmed shrub with slender, whip-like branching stems, and large, elliptical leaves that grow in groups of two or three, which are patterned with cream or golden-yellow spots and blotches. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant

Light

Medium to medium-high light, avoiding direct sunlight.

Watering

Keep soil moist, but not wet, and allow to dry out a little between watering. Regular misting with tepid water will keep the foliage looking fresh and discourage spider mites

Pruning

Branches can be trimmed to maintain shape or size, but this will encourage branching lower down. New branches emerge as long whip-like stems before the leaves unfurl, so be careful not to cut those back thinking that they have lost their leaves and need removing

Feeding

A weak solution of fertilizer added with the water every time you water will be beneficial

Pest & Diseases

Generally pest free, but keep a lookout for mealybugs and two-spotted spider mite, both of which can be removed when you clean the plant with a damp cloth or paper towel. Regular misting with tepid water will also deter spider mites

Mill Pond Nurseries,
Mill Road,
Henham,
CM22 6AA

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