Dracaena Sanderiana Victory – 5.5cm
The name Dracaena comes from the Greek word ‘drakaina,’ which means ‘female dragon’. This particular plant produces a red gum when cut, which when thickened is said to resemble the blood of a dragon. It Originates from tropical countries like Costa Rica and places along the Caribbean coast. It can reach approximately 6 feet, unless you prune it to be otherwise.
Toxic to animals
Is not sold with ceramic pot shown in picture.
*Please note* Plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival unless they are dry.
Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for.West- or East-facing windows are great for these or even a spot further away from a very sunny window.
Medium demand – Before you water always feel the soil the top layer should be dry before giving more water. This plant loves water but does not want their roots to live in water, so water well and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.
Water type sensitive – Try not to use water straight from the tap because this plant is extremely sensitive. You can use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out for at least 24 hours to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.
These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 16°C-27°C
Fertilizing in winter – Only fertilise this plant in winter if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves) and use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose. Most plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need fertilised. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.
Normal humidity – This plant is okay with normal humidity. If you find your house is really dry you can increase humidity by using pebble trays under your pots, by grouping plants close together, by misting in the morning and of course using a humidifier.
Toxic for animals.
Standard houseplant mix – You want the soil to be moist but well-draining. Try 2 parts coco coir or potting mix and 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out to quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.
As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.