Dracaena Suffruticosa

Description

Dracaena suffruticosa, synonym Sansevieria suffruticosa is a species of Dracaena native to eastern Africa, from Ethiopia to Malawi. The first description of the species was made in 1915 by N. E. Brown.

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Dracaena Suffruticosa Care

Overview

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

Humidity

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

Light

Dracaena Suffruticosa plants grow slowly in low light. Placing a Dracaena Suffruticosa in the sun outside for even a few minutes, burns the leaves.

Soil

Most well draining potting soil mix types are fine to use.

Temperature

Your Dracaena Suffruticosa 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

Keeping the soil slightly moist is the best indicator of correct watering. During the winter, like most plants they need much less.

Fertilizing

This plant likes to be fed every two weeks in the spring and summer with a well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No food is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer.

Propagation

These are quite easy to propagate from stem tip cuttings, best done in spring or summer. You can also cut a new or old rosette and re-plant it. After replanting keep the soil moist and mist the leaves which will encourage the plant to grow. A tall plant can be propagated using the air layering method.