Indoor Plant of the Week – Dracaena

For easy care indoor green, head for the Dracaenas. Tall ones are often called “corn plant” because the stalks with broad sword-shaped leaves can resemble corn. Young dracaenas make wonderfully bushy pot plants. They are tough and adaptable, growing slowly in light shade or indirect light. They will even tolerate low light areas. Keep them evenly moist, watering when the surface soil feels dry. Even temperatures are best too, around 70 degrees. They don’t need fertilizer during the slow-growth winter months. In the spring and summer growth seasons, fertilize once a month with a general purpose houseplant food. Dracaenas will reward you with trouble-free glossy leaves all year long.

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