Drimia Elata Care
These plants prefer high humidity but still do very well in homes and offices.
Your Drimia Elata prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Brown spots on the leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.
Drimia Elata plants grow well in a loose, quick-draining soil. These plants are from Hawaii and often arrive planted in lava rock. Remove 1/3 of the lava rock and replace it with a good potting mix.
Your Drimia Elata prefers room temperatures between 65-80 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.
Like all Drimia Elata, the reflexa likes to be kept on the dry side. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Over- watering, resulting in root rot, is the main reason this plant dies.
Fertilize monthly in the spring and summer with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never feed a drimia during the winter and fertilize only once during the fall.
Propagate Drimia Elata using cane cuttings.