Dracaena Trifasciata Profile: Info, Care & Growing Guide

Written by Maggie

Dec 28 2022

Dracaena Trifasciata Profile: Info, Care & Growing Guide

Dracaena Trifasciata is a perennial herb foliage plant of the genus Dracaena in the Liliaceae family. Dracaena Trifasciata plant has beautiful flowers and leaves with high ornamental value, which is suitable for growing indoors.

Dracaena Trifasciata has many varieties, plant shape and leaf color change, strong adaptability to the environment.The main species are Sansevieria trifasciata Prain, etc.Dracaena Trifasciata is suitable to decorate adornment study, sitting room, office place, and can offer longer admire. 

Dracaena Trifasciata Picture

Dracaena Trifasciata Characteristics

Dracaena Trifasciata has a transverse rhizome. Leaves basal, often 1-2, sometimes 3-6 tufted, erect, hard leathery, flat, long lanceolate, 30-70 (-120) cm long and 3-5 (-8) cm wide, with light green and dark green stripes, margin green, tapering to lower, unequal, fluted stalks.

The scape is 30-80 cm high, base with light brown membranous sheath; Flowers are pale green or white, every 3-8 clusters, arranged in racemes; The pedicel is 5-8 mm long, joint in middle; The perianth is 1.6-2.8 cm long, tube and lobe length approximately equal.

Berries are about 7-8 mm in diameter.  

Dracaena Trifasciata Growth Habit

Dracaena Trifasciata is adaptable and prefers warm and humid conditions, drought tolerance, light and shade tolerance. The requirement of soil is not strict, the sandy loam with better drainage is better. The suitable temperature for its growth was 20-30℃, and the overwintering temperature was 10℃. 

Dracaena Trifasciata Flowering

The dracaena trifasciata plant will flower. It takes more than 5 years to make normal Dracaena Trifasciata bloom, and its flowering period is relatively short, only a month, generally in winter. When caring for Dracaena Trifasciata, it needs to provide sufficient sunlight, regular watering and regular fertilization to promote its growth, so that it can flower.

Dracaena Trifasciata Distribution

Dracaena Trifasciata is native to western Africa and southern Asia and is distributed in tropical Africa and India. It is cultivated all over China.

Dracaena Trifasciata

Dracaena Trifasciata Care

Dracaena Trifasciata Pot

Pot Material: mud flowerpot, plastic pot, porcelain pot, pottery pot can be used for Dracaena Trifasciata growing.
Pot size: Dracaena Trifasciata can be grow in clumps in POTS of 16 -- 30 cm in diameter. The roots of Dracaena Trifasciata are not deep, but it looks more beautiful to grow in a tall pot.
Dracaena Trifasciata usually needs to be repotted every 1 to 2 years, mostly in spring and autumn. By this time the stems and leaves have spread all over the pot and too small pot will not suffice for normal growth of Dracaena Trifasciata. When changing basin, you need to cut redundant withered branch rotten branch, disinfect basin before planting in new pot.

Dracaena Trifasciata Soil Care

Dracaena Trifasciata likes loose, medium fertile, well drained sandy soil, but the soil requirements are not strict. Dracaena Trifasciata can be grown at home using the following soil formula:
Garden soil: Leaf mould Soil: sand = 5:2:3;
Peat: Leaf mould: sand: perlite = 4:2:2:2

Dracaena Trifasciata Watering

Dracaena Trifasciata prefers moist soils and is drought-tolerant. Spring is the growth season of new leaves, and new bud grow from root neck. At this time, Dracaena Trifasciata plant has higher water requirements and you need to  keep the pot soil moist. After the leaves of Dracaena Trifasciata grow, it is better to wet with basin soil, that is, water the topsoil after drying. After exposuring to the rain, timely drainage to avoid damage to Dracaena Trifasciata root system. During the winter, the Dracaena Trifasciata needs water control to keep the soil dry after dormancy. 

Dracaena Trifasciata Fertilization

Dracaena Trifasciata does not require much fertilizer. You can put some organic fertilizer in the bottom of the basin. Then, in the fast growth peroid, apply Dracaena Trifasciata thin fertilizer once or twice every 30 days or so. This will ensure that the leaves are shiny and green. By the late growth stage, you can eliminate fertilizer, because Dracaena Trifasciata has a natural ability to tolerate drought and infertility.

Dracaena Trifasciata Lighting Requirements

Dracaena Trifasciata does not have strict requirements on light. Generally, it can grow normally where there is bright light. In summer, the temperature is high and water is easy to evaporate, sp avoid direct light to Dracaena Trifasciata. In spring and autumn, when the light is weak, Dracaena Trifasciata can be placed outdoors to receive light.

Dracaena Trifasciata Spring Care

In spring, when the temperature is stable above 15℃, you can repot the plant. Dracaena Trifasciata is generally repotted every 2-3 years. Dracaena Trifasciata is strong in nature and adaptable to both sun and shade. It is easy to grow and care for. Spring is the season for the growth of new leaves of Dracaena Trifasciata. Potted plants should be cultured on sunny windowsills to keep the soil moist and fertilized. Adequate light can provide sufficient photosynthetic nutrients for the growth of Dracaena Trifasciata. It can also make the newly born leaves thicker and have prominent and bright patterns. When the new leaves of Dracaena Trifasciata are grown, they can be moved indoors and viewed in bright light.

Dracaena Trifasciata Summer Care

Dracaena Trifasciata enjoys high temperature and has strong light tolerance. However, the leaves of Dracaena Trifasciata tend to age in the intense summer light, which is not conducive to viewing. In summer, Dracaena Trifasciata should be arranged on the balcony in the shade or in the bright indoor light, and then water the pot soil when it is dry. When the temperature is hot, it should be sprayed around every day to increase air humidity and pay attention to strengthen indoor ventilation.

Dracaena Trifasciata Fall Care

When the temperature is cool in autumn, the light of Dracaena Trifasciata should be gradually increased. However, the leaves of Dracaena Trifasciata which has been arranged indoors for a long time are easily burned by sunlight when suddenly moved to the bright light outside. In autumn, Dracaena Trifasciata should be moved outdoors to receive proper low temperature exercise. Proper cold resistance exercise can increase its cold resistance ability. After exercise, Dracaena Trifasciata can withstand low temperature around 5℃. If the indoor temperature can be maintained above 10℃ in winter, Dracaena Trifasciata does not need to be moved outside for cold exercise. But also should move gradually to have light windowsill side culture.

Dracaena Trifasciata Winter Care

Dracaena Trifasciata is not hardy and can be safely overwintered at room temperature above 5℃ in winter. In winter, Dracaena Trifasciata should be cultured on a window sill with light, so that the pot soil is inclined to be wet, such as low temperature, which is easy to cause root rot. If the indoor temperature can be maintained above 10℃, Dracaena Trifasciata still grows slowly, it should be watered between dry and wet without fertilization.
Dracaena Trifasciata

Dracaena Trifasciata Propagation

Dracaena Trifasciata Propagation from Divisoin

Dracaena Trifasciata is best propagated in spring and summer. The whole plant can be removed from the pot in spring with pot replacement, remove the old culture soil, and then cut the Dracaena Trifasciata into several plants (each plant contains at least 2 to 3 leaves) along its direction after exposing the roots. Apply the callus coating on the incision. Then the Dracaena Trifasciata plants were sprayed with high fat film for heat preservation and anti-freezing. Some fine sand can be scattered at the root of the plant when the pot is on, so as to survive. Each pot can contain 2 to 3 Dracaena Trifasciata plants.

Dracaena Trifasciata Propagation from Leaf Cutting

Cut ripe leaves of Dracaena Trifasciata horizontally into small sections of about 8 cm, let dry for 1 to 2 days, and then put them in clean soil vertically. Insert 3 cm to 4 cm. Do not cut Dracaena Trifasciata upside down. After insertion, pay attention to maintain a certain humidity, when the cutting matrix is slightly dry, enhance the intensity of photosynthesis, improve the survival rate, and then placed in a place with scattered light and air circulation. Cuttings of Dracaena Trifasciata can be used whenever the temperature is between 15℃ and 25℃.

Dracaena Trifasciata Value

Dracaena Trifasciata can clear the heat and detoxify, promote blood circulation and reduce swelling. Main cold, hot cough, sore, bruise, bruise, snake bite, hot fire.

Ornamental Value

Dracaena Trifasciata leaves are erect, white and dark green leaves with tiger tail stripes, more varieties, plant shape and leaf color change, strong adaptability to the environment, is a tough plant, widely cultivated and used for common potted plants inside the home. Suit to decorate adornment study, sitting room, office place, offer longer time to appreciate. 

Purify Air

Dracaena Trifasciata is good for purifying the air. Studies have shown that Dracaena Trifasciata can absorb some harmful gases in the room, and can effectively remove harmful substances such as sulfur dioxide, chlorine, ether, ethylene, carbon monoxide and nitrogen peroxide.

Even at night, the Dracaena Trifasciata absorbs carbon dioxide and gives off oxygen. Dracaena Trifasciata can provide enough oxygen for one person. Breeding Dracaena Trifasciata indoors in conjunction with the use of coconut charcoal can not only improve people's work efficiency, but also reduce the ventilation in summer.

Read More:
Most Common House Plants
20 Best Indoor Trees