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Dracaena Surculosa, Spotted Leaf Dracaena - Plant

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Dracaena surculosa is a small plant that can be grown in a bottle garden, though it is tolerant of drier indoors conditions. The bamboo-like canes are very hardy and accept both heavy pruning and neglect.

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1Dracaena Surculosa, Spotted Leaf Dracaena - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Dracaena Surculosa

Dracaena surculosa is a slow growing, cespitose, evergreen plant, with thin erect stems, winding or hanging at times that grow about 60cm (23 inches) high with a spread of 38cm (15 inches). Branch profusely and bear whorls of two or three opposite, elliptic leaves with pointed apex, 8cm (3 inches) long and 4cm (1.

5 inches) wide on thin but wiry stems. The leaves are dark green spotted with cream. New leaves appear as tightly r

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 10 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

  • Remove discolored leaves to keep it tidy. Give them an occasional shower on their foliage to remove dust.
  • Trim the old stems is recommended to rejuvenate growth. Prune erect stems when there are one too many at various desired heights (new growth will readily emerge at cut levels) for a lovely aesthetic and ornamental display.
  • Water the plant only when the upper layer of soil becomes dry.
  • Proivide water only to the soil do not water on the foliage.
  • Dracaena Surculosa care

    It can be propagated from tip cuttings taken with three or four leaves attached. Insert the tip cuttings in 8cm (3inch) pots filled with a moistened rooting mixture consisting of equal parts peat and sand. Enclose the pots in a plastic bag and keep them in a temperature of 21-24 degrees C in partially shaded positions. Alternatively can be used a heated propagator case. No additional water will be needed for four to six weeks.
    After rooting has occurred, remove the pot for plastic bag or propagator and begin to water the new plant moderately, moistening the potting mixture at each watering and allowing the top centimeter (0.4 inches) or so of the mixture to dry out before watering again. When roots appear on the surface of the mixture, move the young plant into a pot one size larger containing the standard potting mixture used for adult plants and treat them as mature plant.

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

    Dracaena Surculosa 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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