Dracaena deremensis





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Dracaena deremensis

Plant availability:

Please note that plants are often subject to growers' stocking levels and seasonal availability.

Origin:

Tropical Africa and Asia

Common Names:

Cornstalk Plant


Size:

Up to 2m (h) x 70cm (w)

Growth Habit:

Upright plant with canes of strappy leaves. Tough indoor plant. Perfect for providing height without getting too wide.

Position:

Indoors in filtered light position for best performance. Can grow in lower light levels. No direct sun rays on the leaves as sunlight is too strong and will scorch many indoor plants.Keep away from direct air flow from a heating or cooling vent.

General Care and Maintenance:

  • For best results, grow as an indoor plant in Melbourne. Keep above 10 degrees celsius.
  • Watering: Water regularly in spring, summer and autumn (during warm weather) but allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. This is best checked by scratching the top 2 cm of soil back with your finger. Water sparingly through winter. If you keep your home cool over summer, adjust watering accordingly.
  • Humidity: Benefits from regular misting with a hand-spray to increase humidity. Browning leaf tips can be an indication of a lack of humidity, particularly when indoor heating is on in winter.
  • Fertilising: Use slow release fertiliser (this is already present in all good potting mixes) however it will need to be topped up every 3 - 6 months (depending on the brand and application rates). In warm weather, apply a liquid fertiliser such as 'Powerfeed' every 1-2 weeks.
  • When repotting, use good quality potting mix such as 'The Greenery Potting Mix' available in bags in store.
  • Remove dead or damaged foliage to keep plant looking its best.
  • Pruning: long shoots can be pruned back to promote bushy new growth and control height. Older leaves occasionally yellow and die. Simply remove with secateurs.



Design Tips:

Excellent plant for giving height to a space. Fills out but doesn't get too wide. Striking variegated foliage is useful for brightening a dull corner and particularly compliments interiors with a white colour scheme as this colour is reflected in the leaves.


Air Filtration:

Known to remove carcinogen, benzene, formaldahyde, xylene and trichloroethylene from the air.



 


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