White Stripe Dragon Tree

Dracaena warneckii

$48.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 6" to 8" W 8" to 10" H

Dracaena warneckii are as easy to care for as they come. Its dramatic form makes for an interesting floor or desk plant in your Green Space. Although tropical by nature, it adapts beautifully to home and indoor conditions with little care.\n\nYoung White Bird specimens are full of upright leaves and develops canes as they grow. Its dark-green leaves are naturally shiny and highlighted with striking white stripes.

Plant - White Stripe Dragon Tree Detail
Plant - White Stripe Dragon Tree Detail

About White Stripe Dragon Tree

Dracaena is a Greek word for a female dragon, hence its name. Supposedly the juice from the plant is thought to resemble the blood of a dragon. In the Orient, dragons are thought to have had superpowers, knowledge, energy, and hidden awareness. If you're in need of being reminded of your inner superpowers, keep one of these around for reference!

Care Level: I'm Easy

Super easy to care for and perfect for beginners.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Slightly poisonous to dogs and cats.

Origins

Grown in the USA. Native to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, and other nearby islands of the Indian Ocean.

Fun Facts

NASA recommends the dracaena warneckii one of the top ten plants for removing formaldehyde from the air.
White Stripe Dragon Tree

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for space with a range of low to high indirect light
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light

Dracaena warneckii Care Guide

  • Medium

    Enjoys bright, indirect & filtered direct sunlight. Can live with low indirect light.

  • Low

    Keep the soil on the dry side. Water well and allow the soil to dry out.

  • Medium

    Enjoys high humidity, but does well in low humidity. Spritz occasionally.

  • 70 to 80

    Avoid fluctuations in temperature more than 10°F

  • 10|11|12

    Outside: Grow in morning light, partial shade (4-6 hours) where nights are above 60°F.

    Indoors: This plant prefers bright, to medium indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions.

  • Seasonally

    White Stripe Dragon trees grow slowly. Therefore, they don't need a lot of fertilizer. Apply a balanced fertilizer in the early spring and summer.

  • 2 Years

    When receiving the plant, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months or if the roots are beginning to get crowded and growing through the drainage holes. This plant grows slowly so you can wait longer than most.

    Repot in the spring, using a 2" bigger pot. (Too big of a pot could cause the soil to dry slower, which is not helpful.) Use a well-draining indoor potting mix with perlite to help with drainage.

    Water your plant in the old pot before transferring over and let it sit an hour.

    Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain. Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen.

    Inspect the root ball. Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners. If the plant is rootbound, cut through the roots to alleviate continued encircling.

    Ensure the plant is sitting about 1" below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over.

    Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. If settling occurs, add more soil.

  • Bi-annually

    To reduce the height and promote thick foliage, prune with sterile scissors on the main cane. Cut side-shoots at the junction of the stem. Young shoots will sprout under these cuts. If wanted, use the cuttings for propagation.

  • Cuttings

    Take a cutting and add about an inch of water at the bottom and change the water weekly. Keep the leaf in medium indirect sunlight while it's beginning to form roots. Once roots are at least 1-2 inches long, plant it with rooting hormone mixed into the well-draining succulent and cacti mix. Water and place in bright to medium, indirect light. Use a wooden dowel to train it to stand upright until the roots are more anchored and secure.

White Stripe Dragon Tree

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