☘ Origin: Old World tropics, especially Africa
☘ Family: Asparagus
☘ Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans
☘ Common Name: Golden Coast Dracaena
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 bright indirect light but can adapt to low light. Too much direct sunlight can burn and bleach the leaves.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry, and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.
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 benefit from a light misting using filtered-water 1-2 times per week, especially in winter, when the air is dry. Misting also helps keep the foliage clean and dust-free..
Thrive in average room temperatures between (15-26°C).
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.
Moderately toxic to pets, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach irritation, and possible vomiting.
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.