The dragon trees (dracaena), originating in Africa or Asia, are cultivated as well as indoor and outdoor plant. They adapt very well to our homes and apartments, but require a warm climate to withstand the outdoors. The dracaena is an indoor plant that does not require much maintenance.
There are around forty varieties of dracaenas. Among them, some are known, like the dracaena margitana or Madagascar dragon tree with its palm-like appearance with long green leaves in fireworks. It is the one found most in interiors. Another also has a good place in the houses, it is the dracaena sanderiana or lucky Bamboo which is supposed to bring luck to the one who owns it. With its allure of Asian bamboo, we forget that it is from the dracaenas family!
Plant a dracaena
Repotting is recommended in spring in a simple potting soil for green plants. The pot should be changed every 3 years or so when the roots come out of the ground.
Maintenance of the dracaena
Placed near a window but without direct sun, the dracaena will grow at its own pace, 10 to 15cm on average per year. In order to allow it to keep a homogeneous shape and avoid having only a tuft of leaf at the end of the stems, it is necessary to cut a stem clean, to heal it and thus to see ramifications appear.
Throughout the year, the dracaena only needs to receive water when the surface of its land is well desiccated. It does not tolerate too high humidity or standing water at its roots. On the other hand, the dracaena likes to receive a monthly mist on its leaves. For fertilizer, once a month is a good average to keep beautiful, vigorous leaves.
Multiply the dracaena
Making a dracaena cuttings is not complicated. Two solutions are possible: either by cutting a stem of at least 10cm and replanting it in a very moist soil, or by carrying out a layering.
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