Can I use potting soil for dracaena?

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Can I use potting soil for dracaena?

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answered Jun 26 by landobrian (4,670 points)
You can use potting soil for dracaena which will allow the dracaena plant to thrive better.

The best potting soil for a dracaena plant is vermiculite, perlite or peat moss.

Dracaena plants survive best in slightly acidic soil with a pH level of between 6.0 and 6.5

Dracaena plants like bright but indirect sunlight.

The facing window that is best for dracaena is an Eastern facing window or Western facing window and the dracaena plant does best in bright but indirect sunlight and too much sunlight can burn the dracaena plants leaves.

The best place to put a dracaena plant is in a location that gets a lot of humidity such as a kitchen or bathroom and they prefer under watering than over watering.

The dracaena plant also does best in bright and indirect sunlight.

To make a dracaena happy you should place the dracaena plant in bright but indirect sunlight, pot your dracaena plants in well draining potting mix, water the dracaena plants when the top inch of the soil is dry and use filtered water without chlorine when possible and after a month of being planted you should feed the dracaena plant with plant food and prune the dracaena plant when the plant gets too tall.

The dracaena plant is a natural air purifier and can help to purifier the home and rooms they are located in.

A dracaena plant is great at absorbing xylene which is a chemical that is released from paints car exhaust and cigarettes and other pollutants in the air.

Dracaena is also known as the dragon tree or dracaena marginata and requires very little light and can be placed and located in almost any space and even locations that do not have windows.

Dracaena is a genus of about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs.

The formerly accepted genera Pleomele and Sansevieria are now included in Dracaena.

In the APG IV classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae.

Dracaena plants benefit from bright, indirect light.

Although if the dracaena plant is given too much sun, the leaves are at risk of scorch.

It's a good idea to grow the dracaena plants in a bathroom or kitchen for humidity.

Dragon plants also much prefer under watering to over watering, so let the top few centimeters of soil dry out and test with your finger before watering the dracaena plant again.

Dracaena plants are toxic to cats and dogs if ingested, potentially leading to vomiting, drooling, and other symptoms.

Some individuals might find the relatively slow growth rate of Dracaena fragrans a disadvantage if they're looking for a fast-growing plant to quickly fill a space.

Dracaenas plants are usually grown as houseplants, in which case they need a warm location with bright indirect light, but they can be moved outdoors in the summer.

Some varieties of dracaena plants are winter hardy in semitropical USDA Zones 10–11, where the temperature remains at least 50°F.

Dracaenas aren't often attacked by disease, but they can suffer from soft rot and fusarium leaf spot.

Leaf spot can appear for a number of reasons, such as poor air circulation, over watering, inconsistent watering or high humidity.

Dracaena plants do not require a lot of water and are happiest when their soil is kept slightly moist but never soggy.

Water your dracaena about once a week or every other week, allowing the soil to dry between watering's.

You can also help keep your dracaena hydrated by misting its leaves once or twice a week.

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