How to care for Dracaena

Written by Maggie

Sep 09 2021

How to care for Dracaena

As an excellent leaf-viewing plant, Dracaena is evergreen all the year round. Therefore, many people keep Dracaena potted plants at home. On one hand, it can improve indoor air quality, and on the other hand, it can be used to decorate the space with beautiful shapes and high ornamental value. How to care for Dracaena? Let’s look together!

Dracaena - Most Common House Plant

How to care for Dracaena leaf tips yellowing

1. Light for Dracaena

Dracaena leaf tip yellow and dry may be due to light unwell. Dracaena likes warm and sunny environments. If the long-term light insufficient Dracaena leaf tip will appear yellow and dry, it will also appear the phenomenon of falling leaves. We need a timely supplement of light.

2. The temperature for Dracaena

Dracaena is a warm plant. In winter cultivation if the temperature is less than 15℃, Dracaena will enter a dormant state. If the temperature is less than 5℃, plant tips will become yellow and dry. It is best to keep the temperature between 20℃ ~ 28℃, which can promote the growth of Dracaena.

3. Pests and diseases control of Dracaena

In the spring and summer growing season, Dracaena is susceptible to starscream, aphids and other pests. The insects secrete excrement, which in the long run causes the tips of Dracaena's leaves to turn yellow and dry. It is necessary to spray DDVP in time to improve this phenomenon. 4. Soil for Dracaena

Dracaena likes to grow in an acidic environment. If it is in the alkaline soil for a long time, the tip of the plant will gradually turn yellow, later will also appear the phenomenon of decay. At this time, it can be adjusted with ferrous sulfate, and can alleviate this phenomenon.


How to care for Dracaena leaves drooping

Dracaena is a foliage plant, and if there are any problems with its leaves, the value of Dracaena will be greatly reduced. How to care for drooping of Dracaena leaves? 

1. Light for Dracaena

The growth of Dracaena needs enough light. If it is put in a place without light for a long time, it will make Dracaena branches and leaves grow long, the leaves are delicate and pendant, the leaves pale and pale color gradually become light.

[Solution] : At this time it should be timely to add light to Dracaena, but do not immediately move it to the strong light. It is best to put in the place with sufficient sunlight scattering maintenance for a period of time, and then move to the mild direct sunlight, so gradually it is easier to make Dracaena leaf back to normal.

2. Ventilation for Dracaena

Dracaena needs a good ventilation environment. If in a closed environment for a long time, not only will there be drooping leaves, but also may cause a variety of diseases and insect pests, seriously detrimental to the growth of the plant.

[Solution] : Move the plant to a cool, well-ventilated place and conserve it. When the leaves show signs of recovery, move them to a sunny, well-ventilated place to prevent drooping and wilting leaves from losing water and wilting due to the light.

3. Water for Dracaena

If you water Dracaena too much, let the soil for a long time wet or water, will lead to the root rot in Dracaena, the plant will appear in a decadent state, the leaves will naturally drooping.

[Solution] : After the accidental overwatering, timely drainage, and then put it in a cool and ventilated place to dry the soil, and then on the basin again.

4. The temperature for Dracaena

In winter, if the environmental temperature is too low, Dracaena will lead to drooping of the leaves. Especially in the northern winter, if the heat preservation is not timely, the leaves will not only sag, but become yellow and dry.

Solution: Instead of moving the plant to a warm place all at once, raise the temperature slowly and water less frequently, leaving the soil slightly dry and moist until it gets used to the environment.