Dracaena Janet Craig

Dracaena 'Janet Craig'

$36.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
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From legends past, Dracaena's name derivation was from Dracaena draco, meaning 'female dragon' in Greek. Supposedly a dragon fight left its blood on the earth, which was absorbed and drawn up into the native tree in the area, producing a bloodish red sap. The Romans used the sap to color marble in ages past, and Italians applied it as a stain to wood instruments to intensify the tone quality.

  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 4" to 6" W 6" to 12" H

Try this virtually indestructible plant that thrives on low light and little water. The Dracaena 'Janet Craig' is perfect for people on the go with little time to waste! It even earns its keep by cleaning the air of nasty toxins! Its sword-like dark green 3 inches wide and eventually 2 feet long leaves fill out the mature stalk giving you that tropical vibe in your casa.

Plant - Biggie Dracaena Janet Craig Detail
Plant - Biggie Dracaena Janet Craig Detail

About Dracaena Janet Craig

From legends past, Dracaena's name derivation was from Dracaena draco, meaning 'female dragon' in Greek. Supposedly a dragon fight left its blood on the earth, which was absorbed and drawn up into the native tree in the area, producing a bloodish red sap. The Romans used the sap to color marble in ages past, and Italians applied it as a stain to wood instruments to intensify the tone quality.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy for beginners and a great starter plant!

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to cats, dogs and pets.

Origins

Native to tropical and humid regions of Africa in Upper Guinea. The plant is frequently surrounded by vegetation and in a shaded area.

Fun Facts

This plant has been around over 25 years so you probably have seen this one in your grandparents home!
Plant - Biggie Dracaena Janet Craig Detail

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis

Dracaena 'Janet Craig' Care Guide

  • Low

    Average comfortable room temperatures will be sufficient. These plants do not like heat or leaf discoloration will occur. 

  • Low

    Depending on the size and indoor temperatures only water this plant every 7-10 days.

  • Medium

    Spritz daily

  • 65 to 75

    Average comfortable room temperatures will be sufficient. These plants do not like heat or leaf discoloration will occur.

  • 9

    Outdoor landscape plant in morning part shade (4-6 hours), where nights are above 55°F.

  • Monthly

    Water the plant before fertilizing to avoid fertilizer burn. Fertilize once a month by diluting a liquid fertilizer into the water while watering. Use half the recommended strength. Fertilize in the spring and summer months but let the plant rest in the fall and winter.

  • 3 Years

    When the plant is ready to repot (early spring before growth starts), plant in a 2" bigger container in diameter and slightly deeper than the existing container. Use an indoor container mix that is well-draining. Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Tenderly 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 was 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. Do not cover the current level of soil on the plant but add soil up to this level. Replant and water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. Add more soil after watering if the soil settles. Hydrate the leaves with filtered water by spritzing. Your plant may wilt at first from transplanting but will recover shortly.

  • Monthly

    Gently wipe clean with a soft damp cloth or paper towel. Work gently from the stem's base toward the tip of the leaf doing both sides at once. After cleaning the leaves, remove any dead leaves or debris on the surface of the soil. At this time, keep a lookout for pests and treat or remove them. Refreshen soil mixture if needed.

    Prune away dead, damaged, or diseased leaves down to the stem base with sterile scissors or a knife. It can be pruned down to a manageable height if overgrown in early spring and summer. Cut off where you'd like new growth to start. Right below the cut, new growth will emerge.

  • Stem Cutting

    To propagate this plant, you will take stalk cuttings in the early spring. This will cause the parent plant to branch eventually. Decide where you prefer the plant to branch. Trim the leaves away from the stalk all the way around to get a clean, proper cutting. Make a diagonal cut. With the cutting, remove the bottom leaves up 3-4 inches to expose the stalk. Place the stalk in a glass jar and fill with filtered water and watch the roots grow! Replace and freshen the water each week. After the roots are several months old, add to moistened potting soil and continue to water and give it the lighting requirements.

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