- Appearance: Dracaena Silver features lance-shaped leaves that are dark green with specks or spots of silvery-white variegation, resembling “gold dust.” The variegated pattern on the leaves adds a touch of elegance to the plant.
- Size: When grown indoors, Dracaena Silver typically reaches a height of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm), making it suitable for tabletops, shelves, or as a decorative accent plant.
- Light Requirements: Dracaena Silver thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but it’s best to protect it from intense, scorching sun, which can damage the leaves.
- Dracaena Silver benefits from occasional fertilization. Use a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Apply the fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the fall and winter when the plant’s growth slows down.
- Watering: Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly, as Dracaena Silver prefers to be kept on the drier side. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
- Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure proper drainage and moisture retention.
Here are some accessories and care tips for your Dracaena
- Pot with drainage: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent overwatering and promote proper drainage.
- Saucer: Place a saucer under the pot to catch excess water and protect your surfaces.
- Humidity tray or room humidifier (optional): Dracaena appreciates higher humidity levels. You can use a humidity tray filled with water or a room humidifier to maintain suitable humidity.