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Draceana (Dragon Tree) 4"

Draceana (Dragon Tree) 4"

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Dracaena houseplants are popular indoor plants known for their striking foliage and easy care requirements. These tropical beauties have long, arching leaves that come in various shades of green, yellow, and even red. With their ability to thrive in low light conditions and their air-purifying qualities, Dracaena plants are a fantastic choice for adding a touch of nature to any indoor space.

Care Instructions for Dracaena Houseplants:

1. Light: Dracaena plants prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves. However, they can tolerate low light conditions as well.

2. Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so make sure the soil is well-drained. Water thoroughly, but avoid leaving the plant sitting in standing water.

3. Temperature and Humidity: Dracaena plants enjoy average room temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be kept away from drafts. They can adapt to normal household humidity levels.

4. Soil: Use well-draining, peat-based potting soil to ensure proper moisture balance. Adding perlite or sand can improve drainage.

5. Fertilization: Feed Dracaena plants with a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the package instructions for dosage.

6. Pruning: Trim off any yellow or brown leaves regularly to maintain the plant's appearance. You can also prune the top of the plant to control its height or encourage bushier growth.

7. Propagation: Dracaena plants can be propagated through stem cuttings. Simply take a cutting with at least two nodes, remove the lower leaves, and place it in a container with moist soil or water until roots develop.

8. Pests and Diseases: Dracaena plants are generally resistant to pests, but they can occasionally be affected by spider mites or mealybugs. Keep an eye out for any signs of infestation and treat accordingly using insecticidal soap or neem oil.

By following these care instructions, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of Dracaena houseplants in your home or office space. Remember to periodically assess the plant's needs and adjust care accordingly to ensure its health and longevity.

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