Cordiline Dracaena – Plant
|Plant Height||18 inch (46 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Common Name||Dracaena Spikes|
|Maximum Reachable Height||6 to 15 feet|
|Flower Colour||White, Lavender, or Red.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
- Remove discolored leaves to keep it tidy. Give them an occasional shower on their foliage to remove dust.
- Trim the old stems is recommended to rejuvenate growth. Prune erect stems when there are one too many at various desired heights (new growth will readily emerge at cut levels) for a lovely aesthetic and ornamental display.
- Water the plant only when the upper layer of soil becomes dry.
- Proivide water only to the soil do not water on the foliage.
Cordiline Dracaena Care
It can be propagated from tip cuttings taken with three or four leaves attached. Insert the tip cuttings in 8cm (3inch) pots filled with a moistened rooting mixture consisting of equal parts peat and sand. Enclose the pots in a plastic bag and keep them in a temperature of 21-24 degrees C in partially shaded positions. Alternatively can be used a heated propagator case. No additional water will be needed for four to six weeks.
After rooting has occurred, remove the pot for plastic bag or propagator and begin to water the new plant moderately, moistening the potting mixture at each watering and allowing the top centimeter (0.4 inches) or so of the mixture to dry out before watering again. When roots appear on the surface of the mixture, move the young plant into a pot one size larger containing the standard potting mixture used for adult plants and treat them as mature Plant.
|Sunlight||Full sun to part shade|
|Temperature||40 to 50 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply for organic fertilizer|
Cordiline Dracaena Special Feature
Dracaenas are evergreen palmlike trees and shrubs. Leaves are ribbonlike or sword-shaped, sometimes with white or yellowish-green stripes.
Cordiline Dracaena Uses
- Grow in containers in the St
- Louis area for use as summer patio plants or as year round houseplants
- Mature container plants can lend a tropical flavor to patios, decks and other locations around the home
About Cordiline Dracaena
Red dracaena, corn plant, and dragon tree are all common names for Cordyline Dracena, a tropical plant that is a member of the Agavaceae family of plants.
While Cordyline is an invasive plant in its native habitats within Australia and southeastern Asia, it makes an attractive houseplant that can grow up to 10 feet tall. Like other tropical houseplants, Cordyline requires proper care to encourage optimal growth and health. Th
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