Originally, dracaenas all evolved in the warm regions of the old world, mostly growing as an understory plant. Their leathery leaves all grow on tall stems with a leafy crown with thick rhizome roots. Because of these traits, they are well-adapted for indoor life. All Dracaenas varieties enjoy the warmth of the indoor environment and don’t mind the lower light levels.
They need a slightly, yet constantly, moist medium. Never too wet, never too dry, the Goldilocks “just right” is the rule to live by. Signs of over-watering include yellow leaf tips (perhaps ringed with brown) and pale new growth. Underwatering signs include wavy leaves, banana-yellow older growth, crispy brown tips and foliage. Because of the root system of these plants, it is especially important to gently lay the water evenly around the edge of the grow pot.
Spider mites, mealybugs, thrips and cyclamen mites are pests found on Dracaenas. You will need to watch for them and their damage, and be persistent to eliminate the pest population.
Plantopia plant technicians are trained to be able to care of all variations and needs of dracaenas. Whether it be the home or office, Plantopia can attend to all your needs. Contact us today to speak with an expert technician for advice or installation of your very own array of dracaena varieties.