A white variegated Dracaena. The strong white striping contrasts beautifully with the broad leafed deep green background and the hint of lighter green stripes. Elegance in a pot!
Dracaena White Jewel is a compact plant, with leaves roughly 25cm in length and 6cm in width. It makes a stunning table top plant displayed in a brightly coloured or metallic container. Plus like all Dracaena it helps improve air quality.
Temperature : Dracaena fragrans White Jewel prefers average household temperatures between 16-24°C but can cope with as low as 12°C for short periods.
Lighting preference : Dracaena White Jewel will thrive in partial shade, but likes 2-3 hours of bright indirect sunlight per day. Keep away from direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves.
Irrigation of water : Water when the soil starts to dry-out at the top. Water well and allow to drain thoroughly. Relatively drought tolerant. Do not overwater as this will cause the leaf tips to blacken. When in doubt, do not water. Fluoride in the water can damage the leaves
Humidity : Dracaena are hardy houseplants and will do well in normal room humidity, however they do prefer higher humidity and will benefit from occasional misting.
Fertilization and feeding :Dracaena plants do not require much fertilizer. Feed monthly in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. It’s not necessary to feed dracaenas in the fall or winter.
Flowering : Although dracaenas can bloom, they rarely flower as potted plants.
Soil : Use a fast-draining well-aerated loose soil. Dracaena plants can even be grown in soil mixed with lava rock.
Toxicity : A dracaena is mildly poisonous to humans, but they are extremely toxic to dogs and cats with a #2 toxicity level.
Pot Size : These plants like to be root-bound in a small pot. When the roots have filled the existing pot, it is time to move your dracaena warnekii to the next size container. Be sure any pot you use has drip holes in the bottom.
Pruning :Brown leaf tips can be cut off the leaves with a wet scissors. Tall stalks with only a few leaves at the top can be cut anywhere along the stalk. New growth appears all along the stem below the cut area.
Diseases : Fluoride toxicity causes brown leaf tips and long tan/brown streaks in the white stripes of the leaves. Over watering causes root rot. Fusarium Leaf Spot Disease causes reddish tan spots with wide, yellow halos on a Dracaena Warnekii.
Air Purification : The Dracaena is not only a great indoor plant to see, it is also one of the most air-purifying indoor plants that exist. The plant removes various substances such as trichloroethylene, benzene and formaldehyde. Dracaena has even been named one of the most air-purifying houseplants on behalf of NASA.