Dracaena

Dracaena

Life form Shrub, tree
Family Agavaceae
Origin Asia, Australia, Africa
Ease of cultivation Lightweight, suitable for beginner
The size Usually from 30 to 90 cm
Growth rate Slow enough, 10-15 cm per year
Lifespan Perennial
Temperature Prefers in winter and summer temperatures of 64,4-73,4 ° F. In winter, if the plant is not watered, it can withstand a minimum temperature of  55,4° F.
Humidity Sprinkle 2 times a week, in winter it is best not to put the plant next to the radiators.
Lighting Plants with bright leaves prefer bright diffuse light. The best place is 1-2 m from the south or south-west window. In a shady place, the color will be pale.
The soil For a mixture of own preparation, take:   3 parts of the garden land, 1 part peat, 1 part coarse sand. Requires good drainage (at least 3 cm).
Watering Watering in summer is abundant 1-2 times a week, in winter 1 time in 8-12 days. The plant should not be poured, but the soil should not completely dry out either.
Fertilizer During growth in the summer, once every 2 weeks, feed with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction Apical cuttings with deciduous nodes 7-8 cm. Rooted in a mixture of peat and sand, covered with plastic or glass at a temperature of 75,2 ° F. It sprouts in about 2-3 weeks. You can root in the water, add activated charcoal to the water so that the cuttings do not rot. Rooted cuttings of Dracaena Godseffa and Sander can be planted in a pot with 3-4. Seed multiplication is possible in February-March (planted in sand or peat). Sprout for a month.
Bloom Blossom quite rarely in the summer flowers of cream color (some species are fragrant).
Transfer Once in 2-3 years in March – April, when the roots fill the entire pot.
Features of care Strongly stretched plant is most expedient to cut, the top can be rooted. It is advisable to regularly wipe the leaves. The brown tips of the leaves should be cut off.Dracaena sander can be grown in water, wherein the dissolved minerals. The plant is quite shady, the shoots can stand in a vase with water in the back of the room. However, the plant quickly loses decorativeness, it requires regular pruning. Dracaena Godseffa has bushy shape and not similar to the other members of the genus. One of the most unpretentious species. Dracaena is shade-tolerant, but in the absence of light lose their bright coloring of the leaves.
Difficulties Affected by spider mites, scale insects, mealybugs, aphids and thrips. With excess moisture, the stem can be rotated from below. On leaves, light and dry spots appear from excess light, and brown spots from insufficient watering. The leaves become soft, darken and curl at too low a temperature. The tips and edges listv dry up, and the lower leaves are falling at a very low humidity. Abscission lower leaves of adult plants – a Natural process. The leaves are poorly colored due to lack of light. The leaves fall and rot when too cold and wet. The new increment is deformed and small if necessary top dressing. At low temperature and high humidity it can develop gray mold (Botrytis) – brown spots on the leaves.
Air cleaning Dracaena scented effectively cleans the air of formaldehyde.
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