Dragon Tree Plant (Dracaena Draco)

110.00 د.إ

Dracaena draco prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning, but avoid intense afternoon sun, which can scorch its leaves.

Description

Dracaena draco, commonly known as the Dragon Tree or Dragon Blood Tree, is a striking and unique plant native to the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. It is known for its thick trunk, which resembles the scales of a dragon, and its tuft of sword-shaped leaves. Here’s a care guide for Dracaena draco, including information on choosing the right pot:

Care Guide for Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree)

Light

  • Moderate to Bright Indirect Light: Dracaena draco prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning, but avoid intense afternoon sun, which can scorch its leaves.

Watering

  • Moderate Watering: Water Dracaena draco thoroughly when the top inch or two of soil is dry. Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

Soil

  • Well-Draining Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix suitable for succulents or cacti. A mix of regular potting soil with perlite or sand helps ensure good drainage, which is crucial for preventing waterlogged conditions.

Temperature

  • Warm Temperatures: Dracaena draco prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night. It can tolerate temperatures down to 50°F (10°C), but prolonged exposure to colder temperatures should be avoided.

Humidity

  • Average Indoor Humidity: Dracaena draco adapts well to average indoor humidity levels. It does not require high humidity but benefits from occasional misting to clean its leaves and increase humidity slightly.

Fertilizing

  • Fertilize Sparingly: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in fall and winter when growth slows down.

Pruning

  • Minimal Pruning: Trim yellow or dead leaves as needed to maintain the plant’s appearance. Dracaena draco typically does not require extensive pruning beyond basic maintenance.

Repotting

  • Repot Every 2-3 Years: Repot your Dracaena every 2-3 years in spring if it has outgrown its pot. Choose a slightly larger pot with fresh potting mix.

Choosing the Right Pot

When selecting a pot for your Dracaena draco, consider the following:

  • Size: Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one, allowing room for the plant to grow. Avoid pots that are too large, as this can lead to overwatering and potentially stress the plant.
  • Material: Opt for a pot made from breathable material like terracotta or ceramic, which helps in maintaining proper soil moisture levels and allows for good drainage.
  • Drainage Holes: Ensure the pot has drainage holes at the bottom to allow excess water to escape. This prevents water from pooling at the bottom, which can cause root rot.
  • Aesthetic Considerations: Choose a pot that complements the size and appearance of the Dracaena draco, enhancing its overall visual appeal in your indoor or outdoor space.

By providing the right care and choosing an appropriate pot, your Dracaena draco can thrive and become a focal point with its dramatic and architectural presence.

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Additional information

SIZE

80-100 CM

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