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Care of the plant Dracaena surculosa or Spotted Dracaena.

Care of the plant Dracaena surculosa or Spotted Dracaena

The genus Dracaena, family Asparagaceae, comprises 40 species of trees and shrubs native to Africa, Asia and Central America. Some species are: Dracaena surculosa, Dracaena draco, Dracaena fragrans, Dracaena marginata, Dracaena sanderiana, Dracaena reflexa.

Common names: Dracena, Florida Beauty, Dracaena Gold dust, Japanese Bamboo, Spotted Dracaena. This species is native to western Africa.

They are slow-growing evergreen plants that reach 50 cm in height. They have attractive dark green leaves with cream-colored spots. They produce small flowers that have no ornamental interest. They bloom in spring and summer.

These tropical plants are used as indoor or greenhouse plants.

Dracaena surculosa needs a light exposure without receiving direct sunlight. The ideal annual average temperature is 18-22 ºC. They do not resist cold or drafts.

The ideal soil can be a normal garden substrate with some coarse sand and peat.

It's very important that the environmental humidity is high and frequent irrigation but with little amount of water. Do not spray the leaves but place a plate with wet stones under the pot.

They can be attacked by mites if the humidity is low or they suffer from drought.

They propagate by cuttings in spring or summer.

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Dracaena surculosa
Dracaena surculosa
Dracaena surculosa
 

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