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Dracaena deremensis

Common Name(s):
Janet Craig dracena, Striped dracena
Cultivar(s):
'Warneckii', 'Janet Craig'
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Common houseplant that survives outside in only the warmest climates.  It thrives in lower light level situations, direct sun can burn the foliage.  If light levels are too low leaves will narrow.   Produces lush green and yellow or white striped foliage.  Works well in a potting soil for tropical plants.  Soil should dry out slightly between watering.  Place a saucer beneath the plant to collect water and then discard any that accumulates.  It is sensitive to flourides and built up salts so if leaves turn brown try watering with non-flourinated water and flush salts monthly.  Leaves can turn brown at the tips if indoor humidity is too low.  Mist the leaves to prevent this espcially in the winter when the heat is on.  Keep temperature above 50 degrees F if possible.  They thrive in temperatures of 70-80 degrees F.  They root readily from tip cuttings.

Tags:
low light, houseplant, striped leaves

NCCES plant id: 2899

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