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Dracaena

Dracaena fragrans

The Dragon Tree is a very popular choice for the home, office and foyer, because it is easy to maintain, will withstand a reasonable amount of neglect and has a tall and narrow growth habit, so don’t take up a lot of space. With its palm-like leaves and interesting form it makes a very attractive and elegant specimen plant. Place them against a plain backdrop to show off their striking shape. They are excellent air fresheners and remove a considerable amount of toxins from the home or office environment.

We’re spoiled for choice as Dracaena fragrans, together with its cousins, Dracaena marginata (Madagascar Dragon Tree) and Dracaena reflexa (Song of India) are available in a wide range of foliage variations right here at Lifestyle Home Garden.

Dracaena Fragrans are commonly referred to as:

Dragon Tree

Size of the Dragon Tree:

In its natural environment, the Dracaena plant will grow up to 20m high, but containerised in an indoor situation, it will reach a maximum height of 3m.  The tops of a cane can be cut off once it has reached the desirable height.

Water requirements for your Dracaena:

From spring to autumn, during the growing season, water freely from the top and keep the soil moist to the touch.  In winter allow the soil to dry out a bit before watering.  Dracaenas are quite resilient and will withstand a certain amount of irregular watering, but absolutely hate being overwatered.

Click |HERE| to learn more about watering your plants.

Ideal Light Conditions for Dracaena:

Place them in bright, filtered light, but not direct sunlight.  In low light conditions Dracaenas’ variegated leaves might lose their stripes.

Temperature Requirements for Your Dracaena:

Average room temperatures of 18 – 24°C are perfect. The Dragon Tree is native to tropical Africa and does not enjoy temperatures lower than 14°C.

Feeding Requirements for Your Dracaena:

From spring to autumn, feed monthly with a liquid fertilizer. Refrain from feeding during winter.

General Care for Your Dracaena:

Wipe the leaves occasionally and gently pull off dead, yellow lower leaves to tidy up the plant.

Cutting the top of single-stemmed Dracaenas off, will cause side branches to shoot, which adds interest to the shape of the plant.  Do this in spring if needed.

Repotting into a larger pot can be done every 2-3 years if it becomes very pot bound. Click |HERE| for some guidelines to repotting your indoor plant.

We also understand that shopping for indoor plants can be daunting when you are not sure exactly how or what to do, so we have put together a Shopping for Indoor Plants Guide to help you Discover Your Wild with indoor plants.

Click |HERE| for your downloadable version of our Shopping for Indoor Plants Guide

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