Description For Dracaena Colorama Red
How to grow Dracaena Colorama RedPlant Description: Dracaena Colorama Red or Dracaena marginata is one of the most versatile Dracaena species. Its dense terminal rosette of thick, fleshy, narrow, distinct, red-bordered leaves suits almost all the outdoor and indoor arrangements. It is an excellent pot plant too and looks visually enticing when grown in flower borders and shrubberies under mild climate, or shade gardens.
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 RedSoil: 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.
|Type of Plants||Focal Plants, Foliage Pattern Plants, Screen Plants|
|Water Schedule||Twice a week|
|Speciality||Very fine textured grass like, shiny, red leaves.|
|Design Use||Outdoor focal point, in groups|
|Ideal Location||Potted in bigger lobbies, corridors.|
|Packing Weight||750 g|
|Packing Height||36 cm|
|Packing Depth||10 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|
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