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Dracaena Massangeana Tree
Water when soil is almost dry
Height: 0"Pot Size: 0"
Low to Bright Indirect Sunlight
Very Low Maintenance Easy To Grow
NASA Air Purifier
Office, Indoors, Table Top, Shaded Balcony, Living Room
Dracaena Massangeana are certified by NASA as natural air purifiers that can effectively clean benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and carbon dioxide from the air.
With an ability to tolerate lower light, this easy-to-grow Plant is an ideal choice fordecorating your office.
Dracaena gets its name from an ancient Greek word, 'Drakaina', which means a female dragon due to their red resin in the stems. Centuries ago, this resin of Dracaena was used as dyes, toothpaste, and in medicines. Even today, it's used in photoengraving and varnishing.
Your Plant can grow up to 4-6 feet in height as an indoor plant.
Your Dracaena Massangeana will thrive in moderate to bright indirect sunlight.
Never place a dracaena plant in direct sun, as the rays will scorch its foliage. But low light may cause the variegation of the leaves to fade and stunt the Plant's growth.
Plant growth may start to decline at temperatures below 13℃.
As your Dracaena Limelight is sensitive to root rot, you must only water your Plant only when the soil's top half is dry. This may amount to watering once or twice a week in summer. Reduce watering frequency to about 1 -2 times a month in the winter. To avoid root rot, water less frequently when growing under low light conditions.
Avoid fluoridated water, as fluoride can cause discolouration of the leaves.
While your Corn Plant will survive normal humidity levels, it prefers high humidity. You can increase humidity by misting it often, placing it near a humidifier, or using a pebble tray.
Your plant will thrive in a peaty, well-drained potting mix.
Keep Dracaena's soil wet but not damp.
A mix of coarse sand, orchid bark, or perlite in a standard well-draining houseplant soil would suffice. To avoid root rot, it is necessary to have proper drainage
Your Dracaena Massangeana does not require fertilizers to thrive, but it can enhance their growth. In summers and autumn, you can feed your Plant once a month with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer at half strength.
However, you must withhold the use of fertilizers during the autumn and winter season.
While Dracaena Massangeana is , it is generally considered non-toxic to humans.
Your Dracaena Massangeana being a hardy plant, is not particularly prone to pests or diseases, apart from the common houseplant pests such as scale, mealybugs, and spider mites. Clean your Plant regularly to keep them away.
New leaves grow from the top, and as your Dracaena Massangeana grows, it is normal for the leaves at the bottom to fall off. If your Plant becomes too tall, you can prune the top off with a pair of sharp pruning shears or scissors.
To prevent the roots from rotting, you can pour clay pebbles or small stones to form a bottom layer for increased drainage.
Withering of leaves: It indicates either excessive sunlight or excessive watering use- Place your Plant in an area that receives indirect sunlight and water your Plant only when the topsoil is dry to touch.
Leaves turning yellow: Yellowing of leaves is caused by excessive watering- Avoid overly watering the Plant and keep it on a dryer side.
You can hardly ever go wrong with the adaptable and forgiving Dracaena Massangeana. Commonly known as Corn Plant due to its resemblance to the leaves of a cornstalk, it is one of the Dracaena family's most popular species. Their stalky stems and long, yellowish lime-green striped leaves trade in the monotonous green for a fun and refreshing look.