The Dracaena is also a southeast Africa native. Its leaves are thin and tufty and its narrow growth makes it the perfect plant to bring life to the corner of any luminous living space.
The Dracaena prefers being placed in a good indirect light zone. Keep it away from direct sun for it could scorn the foliage. Its easy care makes it the ideal plant for beginners. It is also ranked one of the most air purifying houseplants.
Even though the Dracaena enjoys humidity, make sure the soil dries up to the first third between waterings. Watering it too much or too often could lead to root rot. Brown tips are also a sign of incorrect or overwatering. Like any other tropical houseplant, the Dracaena appreciates being misted regularly, especially during winter.
When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.
Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.
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