Dracenas

The Drecenas comes in many varieties and most of them is easy to care for.

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“Lucky Bamboo”  is actually a Dracena easy to grow in water or soil,  if you want to grow it in water the proper level of the water should only be just above the root level any higher and you’ll notice the plant will turn yellow and rot.  Rocks helps it to stay up and use an African Violet food once a month in the winter  and every 2 weeks in the growing season.  Water should be changed every two weeks with a liquid bleach to kill off the bacteria that grows in the water.    Lucky Bamboo prefers indirect medium light and pinch the tops off once a year to keep from growing leggy.  You can plant them in soil and the pot size should be shallow and small.

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“Dracena Corn Plant” is a very easy plant to grow,  during the winter they don’t like to be watered to often.  Let most of the soil dry between watering.  They prefer low to medium indirect light.   Rotating plants once a week to keep them from growing to one side.

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“Dracena Janet Craig”  Medium light,  let soil dry between watering.

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“Dracena Marginata”  comes in a variegated tri-color too,  medium light and let soil dry slightly between watering.  To keep this plant from growing leggy pinch the tops off once a year.

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“Dracena Pineapple”  medium light,  let soil dry slightly between watering.

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“Dracena Reflexa Variegated”  also comes in solid green color, medium light and let soil dry slightly between watering.   Pinch tips off once a year to keep from growing leggy.

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“Dracena Surculosa”  medium light,  let soil dry slightly between watering.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sherry Bual on May 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I was wondering how can you get these tall slendar plants to get started or shall I say have babies from plant form? I read somewhere you had to cut a notch. However, what you do beyond that is something I have NO idea. PLEASE HELP!

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  2. I live in a cold climate. Can I bring dracenas inside for the winter season and plant them again in the spring outside

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