Hello, you can call me Dracaena Warneckii! I'm full of life and perfect for beginning, busy, experienced and anything between plant parents! I'm pretty forgiving so if you forget about me for a few days, don't worry, I will always be here for you. I am very low maintenance and am just looking for some good company that I can help out by removing harmful chemical in the air. I'll provide a loving friendship to help anyone who needs a little more happiness in their life :)
Difficulty: easy, great for beginners
Light Needed: moderate, bright indirect light but low tolerant
Water: moderate, keep the soil moist
The Dracaena Warneckii is not a very labor intensive plant and is easy to care for. It's the perfect plant for someone who may be away from home a lot or for someone who is looking for a home filled with plants but does not have too much time to provide care for them. The long sword shaped leaves are dark green with white stripes and get grow up to 24" long. This plant is an amazing air purifier by removing all kinds of harmful substances from the air around you.
Size: Medium (6”)
Where I’m From: Africa
Botanical Name: Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’
Favorite Hangout Spots: Anywhere you hangout the most
This plant can adapt to low light conditions but does better in bright indirect light. Too little light and the new leaves may bay narrower than the old leaves. Avoid direct light, too much may cause discoloration in the leaves to fade.
Prefers moist soil that does not become too soggy. Keep soil moist in growing seasons, but only water when the top 50% of the soil is dry in the fall and winter. This plant is sensitive to chemicals in the water and prefers filtered, room temperature water. If using tap water, poor the water the night before and allow for the fluoride to dissipate overnight before watering your plant.
Ideal temperature is 70-90°F if possible.
High humidity is preferred but can also do well in basic household humidity if necessary.
This plant can grow up to 4' tall. Fertilizer is not necessary, but consider feeding your plant once a month in spring and summer. Use only half the recommend fertilizer for best results. Give this plant a rest in winter from any fertilizers.
Keep away from children and pets. It is toxic to dogs and cats and may cause vomiting, lethargy, and dilated pupils if eaten.
The name Dracaena comes from a Greek word meaning female dragon!