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Properly caring for dracaena

Today we are talking about a kind of dragon plant with the Latin name “Corn Dracaena”. In an interior, the plant can reach a height of 2 meters and therefore it can be used as a wonderful eye-catcher in the context of interior design.

The plant is tolerant of weak light and does not need extensive maintenance. Furthermore, it makes a great contribution to the purification of the air inside. The Corn Dracaena plant has woody stems. Often these are sold in the form of three sticks of different sizes.

Corn Dracaena has a tall and narrow shape and a lush appearance. Because of this, it fits great in a tight corner or in an area with a lot of movement.

In this traditional LA living room, the plant was placed in the small niche at the end of the sofa. It looks like a tree.

Natural environment

Dracaena comes from tropical Africa, in the region between Sudan and Mozambique, west of the Côte d’Ivoire and in the south-west of Angola. It blooms in their natural habitat.

Fits perfectly even with the industrial style

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The young dracaena plant has a denied stem with a rosette of leaves. As soon as the growing tip opens, or is cut off or injured, the branches begin to form.

The growth of the strains evolves with subsequent growing episodes. But flourishing does not usually work in domestic circumstances. However, you can encourage the formation of the stems by pruning.

The different forms

A well-known and very popular variety is the Massangeana. It has a central, broad, lime green stripe in the middle of the leaf.

The original species has solid green leaves and the species Lindenii – a green stripe in the middle and yellowish-green leaves.

Very authentic to African art by Diane Lumpkin Design

Maintaining the dracaena properly refreshes the home office

A study by NASA on the clean air showed that the plant is very effective in cleaning up the air in the interior. It removes formaldehyde very effectively. This can be found in most household items, such as formaldehyde resin and cigarette smoke, xylene and tuloul.

Lush green and elegant

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How to properly care for the corn dracaena?

Temperature: This shouldn’t be below 12 degrees, but the plant feels happiest at 21.

lighting: You should get as little of it as possible so that it doesn’t grow too big. So it can be attached to small corners or in niches.

Another solution is indirect sunshine

properly care for dracaena as an outdoor plant

Water: Here you also have to proceed depending on the case. You should water thoroughly once every seven or ten days, or when the soil feels up to an inch dry to the touch. Under no circumstances should the water contain fluoride.

The roots are superficial and close to the canes. That is why you should pour water next to each individual so that everyone is well taken care of. If the leaves turn yellow or fall off, it could be a sign of too much water.

Earth: Use well-drained potting soil.

Feeding: You should use a liquid fertilizer once a month. This should contain a balanced mix of Nitrogen, Potassim and Phosphorus.

As a general rule: Corn Dracaena resists many of the typical diseases affecting plants. If your plant becomes infected with mites or bed bugs, you could spray them with a mixture of water and dish soap to remove the problem.

If the air is too dry or if the plant is not getting enough water, the leaves could turn brown. The same effect could also come from too much direct light.

Try to mimic the natural ambience (40% humidity) of the plant by spraying the plant with house temperature water from time to time.

Just be careful with the draft in the room

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Be careful with pets, as some could poison themselves from them. You should therefore consult your family doctor. Otherwise we wish you a lot of fun!

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