When should I repot my dracaena?
Spring, summer, and into early fall are good times for repotting Dracaenas. If you live in a climate where winter comes early, then spring and summer are best. Fall is mild here in Tucson so I repot through the end of October. Avoid repotting indoor plants in winter if you can because they like to rest at this time.
What kind of soil does Dracaena need?
Dracaena thrive in rich soil with plenty of organic material, such as a well-draining, peaty commercial potting soil. Water the plant thoroughly once a week, allowing the water to run through the container completely.
Do Dracaena plants like to be root bound?
Does a Dracaena like to be root bound? It doesn’t mind being a bit root bound and will do fine. If it gets too root bound, it’ll stop growing. The roots of mine were very tight and tangled at the bottom.
How do you repot a dracaena tree?
Transplant the dracaena in spring into a pot that is the next size larger in diameter than its current pot.
- Create your own, ideal dracaena planting mix by combining equal parts of potting soil and vermiculite.
- Slip the dracaena from its pot.
- Use your fingers to tease some of the outside roots from the rootball.
Should I water my dracaena after repotting?
Only when the soil is dry down to the first inch or so (a couple centimeters), water to moisten the entire soil mix clump again. Again, one might contend that watering one or 2 times a month should suffice. But this also depends on where your dracaena is placed: if it is in full sun, its needs will surely be higher.
What does root rot look like on dracaena?
Rotted roots will appear black, fragile, and mushy. Once removed, rinse the roots completely in room-temperature water. Most rotted roots will fall off easily.
Where do you cut dracaena?
Oftentimes, dracaena species have 1 main stem and a few additional stems. If one of the stems grows out to the side and looks unattractive, cut the stem off using your pruning shears. You can either cut it at the base of the plant to remove the entire stem, or cut the stem to your desired height.
Should I mix coffee grounds with potting soil?
Instead of buying plant food for fertilizing your houseplants, try amending ordinary potting soil with Epsom salt and coffee grounds. Coffee grounds help plants absorb nitrogen. Using one or both is safe for your plants, pets and children and saves you money on fertilizer.
How do you care for a Dracaena Warneckii plant?
Since your Dracaena Warneckii requires less water than most houseplants, you can wait until the soil is a little dry before watering. The simplest way is to stick your finger down 1 inch into the soil. If the soil at this depth is dry, it is time to water. If not, hold off.
When do you need to repot a dracaena plant?
Dracaena is an amazing plant to bring home. It not only looks good but it is not as demanding as most other houseplants out there. However, just like all plants, after a couple of months, you will need to repot your plant. This is for the simple fact that the soil in the pot can only sustain the nutritional needs of your plant for so long.
How do you get Dracaena out of the pot?
Slip the dracaena from its pot. If it’s pot-bound – with the roots circling the pot – it should slide out easily. Use your fingers to tease some of the outside roots from the rootball. Loosen the fatter roots and cut off any that look soft or damaged.
How often do you need to replace top soil for Draceana?
You need to replace the top 2 to 3 inches of the top soil with fresh soil at least once every year. This is a process known as top dressing. It helps replenish the nutrients in the pot without disturbing the roots. With most houseplants, especially the draceana, it is possible to move the plant to another larger pot.