Description For Dracaena Colorama Green
How to grow Dracaena Colorama GreenPlant Description: Dracaena Colorama Green is a low maintenance plant. Its fine textured grass-like shiny leaves makes this ornamental plant that a focal point outdoors. This particular Dracaena family plant is often seen in large corridors and lobbies.
Botanical Name: Dracaena marginata 'colorama'
Plant type: Ornamental foliage plant.
Growth Habit: Tall, thin, palm/bamboo like shrub.
Growth Rate: Slow growing. The plant grows tall and straight.
Average Landscape Size: Small shrub when grown as houseplant in pot (2-5 ft), Large shrub when left unpruned (5 to 10 ft).
Special Features: Air purifying plant, good luck plant..
How to care for Dracaena Colorama GreenSoil: Well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Any good quality pot-o-mix available for houseplants will do.
Pot Size: 12-16 inch, round pots. Pot could be made up of plastic, fibre, ceramic or terracotta. The plant prefers pot bound conditions.
Potting/Transplanting: The container selected must have proper drainage holes. To prevent water logging, cover the drainage holes with broken pieces of earthen pots or brick pieces before putting the soil. Transplant the Dracaena sapling in a pot along with root-ball of original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the pot & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.
Repotting: Repotting of Dracaena plant should be done every year; especially when the plant has grown too tall, has become extra root bound, oversized as compared to the old pot.
Sunlight: Dracaenas need plenty of diffused sunlight. You need to provide good light (2-3 hours) when indoors to maintain foliage color. Plants don't mind low light conditions. Do not keep the plant under direct sunlight in summers.
Water: Dracaenas need sufficient water supply. Allow dracaenas to dry slightly between watering. Wait until the soil surface is dry, and then water them thoroughly. Avoid watering with cold water. Spraying clear water on foliage is beneficial for the plant.
Fertiliser: The dracaena plant likes rich compost mixed with little limestone powder, which promotes color development.
Temperature: Dracaenas are best grown in average house temperatures of 20-30 degree Celsius during the day. Plants can tolerate low temperatures.
Humidity: Dracaenas grow well in hot & humid climate; however they can also tolerate conditions with low humidity. Plants will profit from an occasional misting of their foliage.
Pruning: The leggy leafless old plants should be cut back near the bottom to encourage new growth.
Propagation: Dracaena is propagated air layering or nodal/ terminal cuttings of canes.
Companion Plants: Aralia, Dieffenbachia, Money plant, Philodendron, Ferns.
|Category||Low Maintenance Plants|
|Type of Plants||Focal Plants, Foliage Pattern Plants, Screen Plants|
|Ideal plants location||Bathroom Plants, Plants For Shaded Balconies|
|Water Schedule||Twice a week|
|Indoor/Outdoor||Indoor, Outdoor Shade Loving Plant, Outdoor Sun Loving Plant|
|Speciality||Very fine textured grass like, shiny leaves.|
|Design Use||Outdoor focal point|
|Ideal Location||Potted in bigger lobbies, corridors.|
|Product Weight||750 g|
|Product Height||36 cm|
|Product Depth||10 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|