The striking Steudner’s dracaena (Dracaena steudneri) has lovely wide, bright green relaxing leaves!
Make your home a lovely indoor garden with this leafy plant!
Temperature: Dracaena Prefers moderate weather.
Lighting preference: The Dracaena enjoys a light spot with morning or evening sun. But Avoid Direct Sunlight .
Electrical lighting: ideal for homes or growing in offices and other commercial buildings.
Irrigation of water: Apply the water during the morning to allow the moistened foliage to dry before nightfall. Never over water the plant to the point that the soil becomes soggy.
Dracaena is More tolerant than most plants of dry soil and irregular watering
Water 2x a week in the warm summer growing season but do wait until the compost feels dry to the touch
Humidity: Mist the plant’s foliage lightly with a spray bottle once per week if the tips turn brown and dry. Mist the plants in the morning to allow plenty of time for the water droplets to evaporate before dark, preventing the development of fungal diseases.
Fertilization and feeding: Apply the fertilizer every two to three weeks while the plant is actively growing. Stop fertilizing the plant when growth slows during the all and winter. Resume fertilizer applications in the spring, once new growth begins.
• Although Steudner’s dragon tree (Dracaena steudneri) is a fairly large house plant, it will appreciate being stood outdoors on a warm but rainy day. It will really perk up after a shower!
• As in its natural habitat, it will regularly lose its lower leaves – do not worry if they turn yellow and drop off, as long as it continues to make new ones. Remember all of the above and you can keep your Steudner’s dragon tree healthy and looking fresh for a long time.
• As the plant generally grows towards the light, it is a good idea to give it a quarter turn every month – standing it, pot and all, on a wheeled base makes this easier of course.