Dracaena Compacta

Dracaena Compacta

☘ Origin: Old World tropics, especially Africa
 Family: Asparagus 
☘ Botanical Name: Dracaena Compacta
☘ Common Name: Dracaena Janet Craig

Symbolism: A symbol of good luck in Chinese culture, the plant with the heart of Dragon.

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🔆 Light
Place your Dracaena compacta where it will receive medium to bright indirect light and avoid direct sun. It can tolerate the lower end of moderate light spaces but watering will need to be reduced.

Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.

💧 Water
Allow the top few centimeters of soil to dry out before watering again. Dracaena compacta does not like to be waterlogged. Cut back on watering during the winter months.

To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!

☁️ Humidity
One of the most important aspects of caring for a Dracaena compacta is regular misting. This plant thrives in high humidity, so misting it regularly using filtered-water will help to keep it healthy and happy. Misting also helps to prevent the leaves from drying out and becoming brittle.

🌡️ Temperature
It's a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. However, it prefers warm temperatures and will thrive in an environment that is between (18-27°C). If the temperature drops below (10°C) or above (29°C), the leaves of the plant may start to turn brown and drop off. 

🧴️ Food
Dracaena Janet Craig needs very little plant food. Feed once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a houseplant food at half the recommended strength. Too much fertilizer will cause the leaf tips to burn.

🐾 Toxicity
Moderately toxic to pets, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach irritation, and possible vomiting.

 Additional Tips
Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, fluoride, and other elements that may be harmful in excess. To prevent this, you can use distilled water or rain water. Wipe the leaves with a soft damp cloth to remove dust as necessary. Take care to clean the undersides of the leaves as well as the upper surfaces. Removing dust opens the pores so your plant can exchange air freely, and it helps prevent pests from taking up residency.


Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".

Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).

Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood..

💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.

💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.

💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.

💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.

💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.



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