Guide on Dracaena Compacta care
In this part of the article, we are going to share tips that will make your experience keeping this plant better. We hope that by the time you’re done reading you will be a pro when it comes to looking after your Dracaena Compacta plants.
The plant prefers well-draining soil so that no extra water is retained. This is where the soil’s aeration comes to play. If the soil doesn’t have proper air circulation, a lot of water will stagnate and this will affect the root system.
The soil also needs to have organic matter around 50% or more with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (6-7).
Provide moderate watering to the plants potted in your house or mini garden outside. Ensure that about ¾ of the soil is dry. You should wait about 2 to 3 weeks before the soil becomes completely dry to water the plant.
If too little water is reaching the roots of the plants, the leaves start to wilt. Too much water is also harmful as it causes root rot. The best remedy for this is to ensure that the container has drainage holes that let out excess water.
The plant grows best in bright indirect light but it also does well in dim light. If there isn’t enough sunlight, it either grows very slowly or the leaves don’t show the lush green color and start shedding.
Remember to rotate your plant daily so that unexposed sides don’t wilt.
- Temperature and humidity
The Dracaena Compacta prefers warm areas with temperatures ranging from 60-75 degrees F. By all means, keep the plant away from cold drafts and heaters which would damage the foliage.
A moderate level of humidity (20-40%) is required for Dracaena Compacta plants to thrive. This tropical plant does well in basic household humidity and small offices as well.
Compared to other varieties in its family, the Dracaena Compacta is not a heavy feeder. You should feed it twice a year or at the beginning of spring and summer. Ensure that the fertilizers you use are diluted to half strength.
The Dracaena Compacta is indeed a modern indoor plant that deserves a spot in your space. It looks stunning in homes and offices too. Its slow-growing ability makes it suitable for all locations because it doesn’t take up too much space. What most people love about it compared to other house plants is the low plant care and requirements. This beautifully lush plant with fresh green leaves that are soothing can adjust in almost any location and still look great.