Dracaena Masoniana

Description

Dracaena masoniana, synonym Sansevieria masoniana, is a species of Dracaena native to Africa and originally collected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was initially known in cultivation under the cultivar name 'Mason Congo'. Commonly grown as a houseplant for its striking foliage, it can survive in bright filtered light or shade and with infrequent watering. Often grown as a single larg

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Dracaena Masoniana Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
More than 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Your Dracaena Masoniana will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

Light

Dracaena Masoniana plants prefer medium light, but survive in low light. When you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Lower light slows down the growth rate and reduces the size of new leaves. Direct sun burns the leaves.

Soil

I have always used an all purpose potting mix that works fine.

Temperature

Your Dracaena Masoniana likes comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters will damage the leaves.

Watering

When in doubt, do not water! Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. The lower the light, the less often a Dracaena Masoniana needs water. Fluoride, chlorine, or salt in the water causes brown leaf tips and yellow spots on the leaves.

Fertilizing

Dracaena Masoniana needs very little plant food. Feed once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food at half the recommended strength. Too much fertilizer will cause the leaf tips to burn.

Propagation

Cutting and re-planting stem cuttings a couple of inches long is an easy method used. Apply root hormones and give it a few weeks for them to begin rooting.