- Fast-Growing Tropical
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3-6 Feet
White Jewel Dracaena is an easy-to-care-for tropical with deep-green, strappy leaves edged in brilliant white. This plant is a great step up for any houseplant gardener wanting something special. Dracaena warneckii, also known as the Dragon Tree, is the perfect companion plant for other tropicals like Ficus and Schefflera. White Jewel Dracaena can spend summers outdoors on a patio or deck for most of the USDA hardiness zones. In zones 10-11, White Jewel makes a great outdoor plant in the landscape or a container.
Best Locations For Growing White Jewel Dracaena
White Jewel is a compact variety of Dracaena that can be tucked into the corner of the living room or a bright four-season porch. Planted as a specimen plant, White Jewel can be pruned into a treelike form. Dracaena is on the NASA list of air-cleaning plants and can help to take toxic fumes out of the air from carpets and furniture. Keep children and pets away from white Jewel Dracaena, as all parts are poisonous.
White Jewel Dracaena Sunlight Requirements
Bright indirect light from a south-facing window will encourage fast growth and strong vibrant color on the foliage. Dracaenas can tolerate medium and low light levels. The leaves may grow thinner, but the plant will grow very well. Artificial grow lights are a great option during the winter or for apartments or office space with no windows.
White Jewel Dracaena Care
Repot Dracaena approximately every 2-3 years when the roots start growing from the pot's bottom. These plants like to be slightly root-bound and should not be planted in too big of a pot. Only go up one to two sizes. A fast-draining potting mix will cut down on the chance of overwatering White Jewel; make sure the container you use has plenty of drainage holes. Only prune away leaves as they die back. Older leaves will die as the plant matures. Do not place White Jewel near heating or air conditioning vents. It does not like drafts and dry air.
Watering White Jewel Dracaena
Allow the potting soil to dry between waterings. Depending on humidity levels where it grows, check the moisture levels every 7-10 days in the winter and up to 3 times a week in the summer, when growth is at its fastest. Use tap water that has been left to sit for 24 hours, rainwater at room temperature, or spring water. Dracaenas appreciate high levels of humidity year round and benefit from misting with water every 1-2 days. Use distilled water to keep the glossy leaves from getting white mineral or salt marks.
Feeding White Jewel Dracaena
Fertilize this fast grower during the spring and summer. A diluted liquid houseplant fertilizer once a month will keep both the foliage and roots growing vigorously.
White Jewel 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: Low
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 3-6 feet
|Mature Spread: 20-32 inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Type: Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White
|Foliage Description: White and Green Variegated
|Temperature: 60° - 77°F (16° - 25°C)
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
|Common Name: White Jewel Dracaena
|Other Name(s): Dragon Tree
|Scientific Name: Dracaena warneckii 'White Jewel'
|Plant Type: House Plant
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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