☘ Origin: Tropics Regions of Africa
☘ Family: Asparagus
☘ Botanical Name: Dracaena massangeana
☘ Common Name: Mass Cane Plant
Symbolism: This plant exhibits a great amount of variegated or livid green leaves, a color that is already believed to bring luck by its own. It symbolizes perseverance and knowledge of our inner-selves.
Prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Brown spots on the leaves or pale, bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Water your plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. In low light, allow the soil to dry completely before watering. Water your plant less in the winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off, as well as root rot, and the eventual death of the plant.
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!
It will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting 2-3 times per week using filtered-water. Misting also helps to keep the foliage clean and dust-free.
Likes average room temperatures between (18-26°C), and doesn't not do well in temperatures below 12°C. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.
Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.
Leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.
If you find the tips of your Dracaena’s leaves begin to turn brown, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water, or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.