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Dracaenas 4 Pack Variety - 4" Pot

Dracaenas 4 Pack Variety - 4" Pot

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Dracaenas Description 

A Dracaena Plant Variety Pack typically includes several species from the Dracaena genus, known for their striking foliage and architectural form. These plants are popular in homes and offices for their air-purifying qualities and low-maintenance care requirements. Common varieties might include Dracaena marginata (Dragon Tree), Dracaena fragrans (Corn Plant), Dracaena 'Janet Craig', and Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'.

  • Dracaena marginata (Dragon Tree): Recognized by its slim, upright growth and narrow leaves with red edges. It often has multiple stems that can be braided or twisted.
  • Dracaena fragrans (Corn Plant): Features broader leaves that resemble corn foliage, usually with a yellow or cream stripe running down the center of the green leaves.
  • Dracaena 'Janet Craig': Boasts dark green leaves and a bushy form. It's particularly effective at filtering indoor air pollutants.
  • Dracaena 'Lemon Lime': Offers vibrant green and yellow-striped leaves, providing a bright contrast to darker, green varieties.

Care Plan for Dracaena Plant Variety Pack

Light: Dracaenas generally prefer bright, indirect light but are highly adaptable to lower light conditions. Too little light will slow growth and may cause the leaves to lose their vibrant coloring, while direct sunlight can scorch their leaves.

Watering: Water these plants when the top inch or so of soil feels dry to the touch. Dracaenas are sensitive to fluoride, which is commonly found in tap water and can cause leaf tip burn. If possible, use non-fluoridated water or rainwater. Ensure that the pots have good drainage to avoid soggy soil, which can lead to root rot.

Humidity: While they can tolerate average household humidity, higher humidity levels will benefit their growth. If your indoor air is particularly dry, consider using a humidifier or periodically misting the plants.

Temperature: Dracaenas prefer warmer temperatures, ideally between 65-75°F (18-24°C). They should be protected from drafts and significant temperature drops, especially during colder months.

Child and Pet Safety: Dracaenas are toxic to pets if ingested, causing symptoms such as salivation, vomiting, and lack of appetite. They are generally not considered toxic to humans but should be kept out of reach of small children and pets due to the potential health risks.

General Tips: Fertilize Dracaenas every six weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Regularly dust the leaves to allow the plant to breathe and absorb light effectively. Prune as needed to control size and shape, and to remove any yellowing or dead leaves.

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