Dracaena Reflexa Care
Normal household humidity is fine and misting the leaves is advised. They do like fresh air during the summer from an open window, and do not like stuffy hot rooms from central heating systems.
Your Dracaena Reflexa will flourish in low to indirect bright light. In fact, the lower light helps maintain the dramatic lime coloring. When it resides in bright indirect light, the leaves will be a bit lighter in color. Bleached leaves indicate the plant is getting too much light.
Most well draining potting soil mix types are fine to use.
Dracaena prefers temperatures ranging from 65 - 78°F during the day. Night temperatures can drop about ten degrees cooler, but cold drafts and temperatures below 55°F will harm the plant. Make sure that you display your Dracaena away from any heating or cooling appliances. Natural room humidity is fine seeing as the Dracaena is such a hardy houseplant, but it does prefer the higher humidity of its natural rainforest habitat. You can improve humidity with a commercial humidifier or by placing the plant on a tray of pebbles, with water reaching just below the pebble tops.
Dracaena Reflexa have a reputation for not needing a lot of water. True, but they need a thorough soaking when the soil dries out! Remember -- all plants need water! Dracaena Reflexa planted in a six-inch pot should be watered when the soil is dry four inches below the top. Use filtered water, rainwater, or distilled water, as these plants don't like salts or minerals. Dracaena Reflexa prefer dry soil; soggy soil promotes fungus and root rot.
Dracaena Reflexa 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.
Propagate Dracaena Reflexa using cane cuttings.