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  • Writer's pictureRachelle Ford

Dracaena Plant Care Cheat Sheet

Dracaena are unique tropical looking houseplants. They come in a lot of shapes and sizes and are considered slow growers.

Lighting: This is considered a low light plant but can handle 3-4 hours of direct sunlight touching the foliage. To maintain the plant's size, a minimum of 100 FC is required. For good growth, 200 FC is ideal.

Watering: This plant likes to dry out majority of the way between watering. Most Dracaena store water in their trunks and can handle going quite a while without water, depending on their lighting situation.


This quick cheat sheet is meant to give you tips and tricks for how to best care for your plant. All of the information above is based on my personal experience and advice with houseplants and the lighting requirements are a reference from Daryl Chang of House Plant Journal.

*FC is lighting measured in Foot Candles and requires a light meter to get an accurate reading.

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