- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height Up to 10 Feet
Native to Africa, Janet Craig Dracaena is a low-light workhorse that sports shiny, wide, dark-green leaves with wavy margins; the leaves reach up to 2 ft long! Easily adaptable to a wide range of environments, Janet Craig Dracaena is a favorite low-maintenance houseplant.
Best Locations For Growing Janet Craig Dracaena
This is a great plant to place on the floor due to its mature height. This plant performs best in room temperatures ranging from 65 - 90 degrees F. Avoid placing it near cold drafts and in room temperatures below 55 degrees.
Janet Craig Dracaena Sunlight Requirements
Janet Craig prefers filtered indirect light but will grow in lower light levels. Be sure to avoid direct sunlight.
Janet Craig Dracaena Care
Plant this Dracaena in a well-draining potting mix that contains sand, peat, or pine bark, but avoid a potting mix with perlite as Dracaenas are sensitive to it. Janet Craig Dracaena is not a fan of really hot temperatures; if it's placed in an environment with temperatures over 90 degrees F for an extended period, its leaves may begin to discolor. Give the plant leaves a light dusting from time to time to keep the foliage clean. Trim any brown tips and leaf edges off using sharp, clean scissors, following the natural contour of the leaf.
Watering Janet Craig Dracaena
Use distilled or rainwater to water your plant, or allow for tap water to sit for 24 hours before watering to allow chemicals to dissipate. Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out in between waterings as this plant is not a fan of soggy soils. Janet Craig Dracaena will appreciate a light misting of its leaves and soil.
Feeding Janet Craig Dracaena
You will not need to regularly fertilize Janet Craig; Dracaena plants are sensitive to fertilizer salt buildup.
Janet Craig Dracaena Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate|
|Mature Height: Up to 10 feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Shade/Description: White|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Glossy, Dark Green|
|Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Janet Craig Dracaena|
|Other Name(s): Dragon Tree|
|Scientific Name: Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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