About Dracaena Janet Craig in Speckled Mini Pots 4-Pack
Do you need an 'easy-peasy' plant that gives that tropical vibe? Look no more! Janet Craig Dracaena thrives on neglect, low light, and little water. Make it your new 'pet-plant,' and they don't bark back! Virtually indestructible for the person who has everything! Home or office, table or floor, bathroom, or bedroom, it'll transition anywhere!
Easy to care for and have been a houseplant mainstay for years.
Not safe for pets.
This plant has be...
This plant has been around over 25 years so you probably have seen this one in your grandparents home!
Great For Spaces That…
Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis
Great for spaces that have need lush decor
Dracaena Care Guide
They will tolerate low light conditions without much growth. Medium, indirect light with promote healthy growth.
Depending on the size and indoor temperatures only water this plant every 7-10 days. Using a water meter will help determine frequency. Allow the soil to dry between 1/3 to 1/2 down between waterings. Use filtered, bottled, and avoid fluoride and chlorine in the water. Water enough that the it discharges out of the drainage holes. Once the water is fully drained, replace it into the cache or decorative pot. In winter months, water less often while the plant is resting.
Maintain levels of 40-50% humidity with pebble trays, spritzing each day, grouping plants together or adding a humidifier.
Average comfortable room temperatures will be sufficient. These plants do not like heat or leaf discoloration will occur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big will a Dracaena Janet Craig get?
If growing conditions are ideal, a Dracaena janet craig may produce tall, 10″-12″ (25.4cm- 30.48cm) stalks with large, heavily scented, white flowers.