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Plant info Striped Dracaena

plant info dracaena deremensisBOTANICAL NAME: Dracaena deremensis ‘warneckei’

COMMON NAME: Striped Dracaena

DESCRIPTION: Usually multi-stemmed branched canes covered with sword shaped leathery leaves, green streaked milky green in centre and bordered with translucent white each side inside the narrow bright green edge.

LIGHT/POSITION: Low to high light. “Warneckei” keeps its variegation even in low light.  Can tolerate dark cold corners for some time.

WATERING: Evenly moist – never wet – allow soil to dry out (top 2”) between waterings.

CLEANING: Wipe leaves clean regularly – avoid leaving water on the leaves unless in airy position.

PESTS: Mealy bug amongst the topmost leaves are the most common problem.  Spray with pyrethrum and wipe away

DISEASES: Very sensitive to fluoride levels in water resulting in irregular brown patches along the edges of leaves.

FERTILISING: Tend to be slow growing indoors, so keep fertiliser to minimum if necessary.

PRUNING: Pruning can take place at any time of the year by cutting back canes at point below leaf axil.  These can be used to propagate new plants.

PRESENTATION: Leaves should be the full length of the canes for bushy leafy appearance.

GENERAL INFORMATION: There are 8 listed varieties of Dracaena deremensis though not all are available in Australia.

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