Dracaena Compacta (Janet Craig)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Dracaena Compacta (Janet Craig)
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 1-2 feet
Spacing 1-2 feet apart
Sunlight Low to Medium Light
Temperature Tolerance 60-75°F
Watering Needs Low (Water when top 1-2 inches of soil are dry)
Growth Rate Slow
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors es, with low to moderate light
Flowering Time Rarely flowers indoors
Origin Native to Tropical Africa
Dracaena 'Janet Craig' Compacta Care Guide

Overview

Dracaena 'Janet Craig' Compacta, known for its sleek, dark green foliage, thrives indoors with moderate to bright, indirect light. It adapts well to lower light levels but may grow more slowly. Plant it in well-draining soil with pot drainage holes to prevent waterlogged roots.

Care Tips

Dracaena 'Janet Craig' Compacta is low-maintenance. Keep the soil consistently moist, avoiding overwatering to prevent root rot. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Pruning is usually unnecessary, but remove yellow or damaged leaves for aesthetics.

Uses

Dracaena 'Janet Craig' Compacta is an excellent choice for indoor decor, adding elegance to homes and offices with its vibrant foliage. Its low-maintenance nature makes it suitable for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Planting Tips

When planting Dracaena 'Janet Craig' Compacta in a pot, choose well-draining soil and a container with drainage holes. Position it in an area with moderate to bright, indirect light. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry, allowing excess water to drain.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance includes proper watering and feeding during the growing season. Watch for yellowing leaves, a sign of potential overwatering. Protect the plant from drafts and cold temperatures, maintaining warmth and humidity for optimal growth.

Pests and Diseases

Dracaena 'Janet Craig' Compacta is generally resistant to pests but may attract mealybugs or spider mites. Monitor regularly and treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap if needed. Ensure good airflow to prevent fungal diseases, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

 

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