*container/pot sold separately
Cane-forming Woody Plant
It can be fairly said that the dracaenas (pronounced drah-SEE-nahs) are the heroes of the indoor plantscaping trade. They can be used in low-light situations that would be the death of most other houseplants. And no dracaena is more enduring and tolerant of poor conditions, or more resistant to mite and insect pests, than the striped dracaena. This stalwart is normally grown in a rounded, trunkless form the size of a small shrub. Consequently, the striped dracaena is most often used as a floor plant. It is by no means devoid of ornamental appeal; its dark green leaves may have narrow, silvery or lime green stripes that parallel the margins, `Lemon and Lime', has broad chartreuse marginal bands that stand out beautifully next to the leaf's dark green zone.
How to Care for Your Plant:
LIGHT: The striped dracaena is tolerant of a wide range of light levels, including those found in offices with only artificial illumination. To assure optimal growth and vigor, place your plant in bright indirect sunlight; but don't hesitate to use it in more dimly lit locations. As long as it isn't overwatered, it will survive and even grow slowly.
WATERING: Make sure the soil surface dries between waterings. This is especially crucial in low-light locations, where the plant's soil will tend to stay damp for long stretches. But when the soil surface is completely dry, water the plant thoroughly. At least a little water should come out of the pot's bottom drainage holes, but the plant should not stand in saucer water for more than thirty minutes.
FEEDING: Feed the plant sparingly, and only when the plant is actively growing. After overwatering, overfertilizing is the most frequent cause of premature houseplant death. When you do apply fertilizer, however, apply a balanced houseplant food at half the concentration and frequency listed in the product directions.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: If your plant's leaves develop brown tips, you are probably overwatering the plant. If the leaves turn yellow or are somewhat curled under along the margins, underwatering is indicated. Keep your plant out of cold drafts; if draceanas are subjected to temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even for a few minutes, their foliage may be cold-damaged.
*Each plant will vary slightly and will most likely not be the same plant in the picture. If you order a plant that we do not have sufficient quality plants for, we will arrange for a special order or discuss a close substitute with you.