Plant Care Ribbon Plant

Ribbon Plant

4.6 out of 5 (192 experiences)

Ribbon Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Ribbon Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Ribbon Plant

Ribbon Plant is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 3168 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Ribbon Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Dracaena braunii
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Ribbon Plant

Water

How often to water your Ribbon Plant

Water needs for Ribbon Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Ribbon Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ribbon Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Ribbon Plant in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Ribbon Plant in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Ribbon Plant in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Ribbon Plant in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 33.5% ☀️

January 23rd, 2022

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 33.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Ribbon Plant in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 22nd, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Ribbon Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ribbon Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Ribbon Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ribbon Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ribbon Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ribbon Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Ribbon Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Ribbon Plant in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 19th, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Ribbon Plant

Ribbon Plant

Ribbon Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ribbon Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 121
Ribbon Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 75
Ribbon Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 49
Ribbon Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 34
Ribbon Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 28
Ribbon Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 21
Ribbon Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 14
Tameika avatar
@Tameika
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 68 XP
01/22/2022

Is in a pot with no drainage and a leaf is turning yellow. About to re-pot.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Luckybroom avatar
@Luckybroom
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 72 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
01/21/2022

Eh still learning about this one but she’s been thriving for over a year now , does brown if not watered or too much sun

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,453 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/17/2022

Easy to propagate and beautiful

Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,453 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/14/2022

Such an easy plant to propagate.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Goldenphlox avatar
@Goldenphlox
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 359 XP
globe Elgin, Oklahoma
12/31/2021

It’s super easy to propagate😁🎍

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Livcat avatar
@Livcat
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 37 XP
12/23/2021

this plant is the cutest to have near you when you have bad vibes

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Latermoz avatar
@Latermoz
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 52 XP
12/04/2021

i’ve had Charlie for over a year and I’ll admit I can’t keep a schedule so most of my plants die but Charlie has stayed happy n healthy this entire time so like go off king

Survivor Survivor
Chloe1810 avatar
@Chloe1810
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 127 XP
globe Crofton, Maryland
11/10/2021

Definitely makes the room look and feel like a jungle. All though the leaves aren’t super big, they are big enough

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kristtinnnnn avatar
@Kristtinnnnn
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 466 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
11/04/2021

Keep the water fresh and clean and full and you’ll have a happy plant!

Survivor Survivor
Yesshewentthere avatar
@Yesshewentthere
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 174 XP
10/31/2021

Super easy! Makes you feel like your effort is recognized & raising care of plants that have taken care of us is awesowe!

Elaine avatar
@Elaine
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 156 XP
globe Arlington, Massachusetts
10/10/2021

Lucky bamboo that I planted in soil.

Thiago avatar
@Thiago
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 548 XP
10/04/2021

Low maintenance. Just keeping the water in the right level and it will thrive for years.

Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 261 XP
globe Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
10/02/2021

Great! One of the stalks died but the other two are still going for about a year now!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Paylor_planter avatar
@Paylor_planter
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 153 XP
09/27/2021

Low maintenance plant and brings a unique look to any place :)

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Geemunei avatar
@Geemunei
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 317 XP
globe Houston, Texas
09/25/2021

I actually grow this plant in water like flowers

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Sheloves avatar
@Sheloves
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe Midlothian, Texas
09/23/2021

bamboo is my first plant, currently struggling because he was in a container only filled with rocks but I’ve moved him to a much bigger and more suitable vase and I hope to see him thrive!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Liiiyahtexaco avatar
@Liiiyahtexaco
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Salisbury, North Carolina
09/17/2021

It brings luck a peace and it’s beautiful I recommend!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Thu avatar
@Thu
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
09/05/2021

i accidentally planted them in succulent soil and they wilted so bad

Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Thu avatar
@Thu
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 184 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
09/05/2021

i love him he was SUPER TALL when i got him and i cut about 6 inches off because he always fell and now hes growing roots!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Abigailsgracs avatar
@Abigailsgracs
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 41 XP
08/29/2021

Make sure this plant receives a pot with LOTS of drainage!! <3

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily

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