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Plant info Happy Plant

plant info happy plantBOTANICAL NAME: Dracaena fragrans massangeana

COMMON NAME: Happy Plant

DESCRIPTION: Rosettes of rich green loosely arching leaves, broadly striped and banded light green and yellow down the centre atop thick canes. Usually multi-planted.

LIGHT/POSITION: Medium to high light in a warm position will maintain good colour variegation in the leaves. In draughts the leaves droop.

WATERING: Evenly moist to dry – never allow to sit in water. Plant will tolerate moisture if actively growing.

CLEANING: Spray and wipe excess from leaves to keep free from dust.  Light oil older leaves to gloss, if required.

PESTS: Mealybug in hot dry conditions but general cleaning techniques will keep these plants pest free.

DISEASES: Like Cordylines, Dracaenas are sensitive to fluoride content of water which can build up over time.

FERTILISING: Not usually recommended with interiorscapes.  Weak liquid fertiliser in growth periods, if necessary.

PRUNING: Remove entire ‘cane’ or trunk if one in the pot is damaged or dying.

PRESENTATION: Excellent focal plant.  Turn regularly for even leaf growth.  Keep in high light to maintain colour.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Dracaena fragans is the plain green form used where light  level is less.

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