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Dracaena Colorama - Plant

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Dracanea is the most liked plant for interior decoration due to its old canes and bright chartreuse glossy strap-like leaves.

    What makes it special:
  • Indoor air purifier
  • Low-maintainence plant
  • Used in landscaping.

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1Dracaena Colorama - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Dracaena Colorama

Dracaena Colorama is a popular indoor plant originally from East Africa that is often used to adorn homes and offices. It is an attractive, stiff-leaved plant with colorful foliage that sometimes goes by the name dragon tree. Dracaena Marginata is a very popular houseplant.

Slender gray upright stems are topped by tufts of arching, glossy, sword-shaped leaves. Leaves are deep green with narrow reddish edges. Lower leaves fall

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Dracaena Colorama,Dracaena Marginata,
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 10 feet
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care


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Sunlight:

  • This plant should be grown in bright indirect sunlight, but is known to tolerate lower light levels.

  • Soil
  • It require well-drained soil rich in organic matter.

  • Watering
  • Water only when the soil feels dry to touch.
  • Soil must never be allowed to dry out completely.
  • This plant is sensitive to fluoride, which can cause discolouration.
  • Water with distilled or non-fluoridated water.

    Application of Fertilizer
  • Apply organic fertilizers during spring and rainy season.
  • Loosen the soil without damaging the roots. It will help the plant to uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Repotting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in required light condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection
  • Wipe the dust from the leaves with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Remove dead, decay and infected part of the plant.
  • For insect attack apply neem oil or any organic insecticide.
  • Dracaena Colorama care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Allow your plants to settle to your location first after receiving it.
  • Do not overwater them suddenly.
  • Check the moisture in the soil. If it is too dry then apply water gently.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Bright light.
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Loose, well-drained potting mix.
    Temperature 10-26 Degrees Celsius
    Fertilizer Fertilize lightly with an organic fertilizer at the beginning of spring or twice a year with controlled-release fertilizer.

    Dracaena Colorama uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used as indoor plant in home and offices

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Dracaena plant?

    Dracaena is a group of popular plants which can be grown both indoor and outdoor based on the climatic conditions. They are known for easy care, maintenance and beautiful foliage.

    Can Dracaena grow indoors?

    Some varieties like Dracaena marginata and Dracaena fragrans can be grown in shade away from direct sunlight whereas many species do require full sun (4-6 hrs a day) for healthy growth. Dracaena plants require well-drained soil rich in organic content. Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. If you wish to grow Dracaena indoors then best way is to choose a bright light spot as per plant requirement.

    Can Dracaena grow in water?

    Not recommended. Dracaena plant require well drained soil rich in organic content.

    When prune Dracaena?

    Prune lower leaves to impart a palm like appearance and do prune the yellow, infected leaves time to time.

    Why is my Dracaena turning brown?

    If the leaves are with brown tips and edges are yellow the most likely reason is dry air (Hot or Cold) around the plant. Another reason is roots are allowed to dry out for long. If leaves are soft and curled with brown edges then it is because of low temperatures. Also avoid over watering and making plant stand in stagnant water.

    How to care Dracaena?

    Some Dracaena like Dracaena marginata and Dracaena fragrans need indirect bright light many other would require direct sunlight (4-6 hrs a day). Use well-drained soil for potting and apply water when soil in the pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Protect the plants from hot and cold droughts. Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 

    Is Dracaena poisonous?

    Yes, Dracaena is toxic to pets and if ingested may cause illness in human beings also.

    Does Dracaena marginata clean air?

    Yes, Plants are natural air purifiers and so do is a Dracaena marginata plant.

    Does Dracaena need sunlight?

    Direct sunlight is not required by some species like Dracaena marginata and Dracaena fragrance but many other species require 4-6 hrs a day sunlight but make sure to protect all plants from afternoon harsh sunlight.

    Does Dracaena clean the air?

    According to the NASA Clean Air Study, Dracaena is one of the most efficient plants at removing formaldehyde from the air.

    Can Dracaena grow outdoors?

    Yes, Dracaena can be grown outdoors where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight.

    When does Dracaena fragrans flower?

    Generally, the very mature plant (At least 5 years old) shows flowering but it will rarely bloom indoors.

    Why is my Dracaena turning yellow?

    Dracaena turning yellow due to 1.Overwatering, underwatering. 2.Exposure to hot and cold droughts are the main reasons. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation is also a reason.

    When does Dracaena flower?

    Dracaena rarely show flowering especially indoor. They flower when plant is mature (At least 5 years old) and well treated.

    Dracaena when to take cuttings?

    Take the cuttings of mature plant or use crown of leaves altogether and use as cutting.

    Is Dracaena indoor plant?

    Dracaena has some species that can be grown indoor and some both indoor and outdoor.

    What size of pot we should use to pot Dracaena?

    It depends on plant size. Use at least 6 inch pot for small plant but a smaller pot can also be used. Just make sure to repot the plant when it starts outgrowing the current pot or roots start coming out of drainage holes.

    When to repot Dracaena marginata?

    1. After purchasing plants if the pot is too small, proceed to re-pot so that the plant may grow properly.  2. When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July. 

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