Plant Care Ribbon Plant

Ribbon Plant

4.6 out of 5 (178 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 2798 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 Tucson, Arizona.

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 Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

61% Medium

Growing Ribbon Plant in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Ribbon Plant in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 29th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Ribbon Plant in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.6% ☀️

November 29th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 21.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Ribbon Plant in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 29th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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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 💪.️

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

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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 Tucson, Arizona, 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 113
Ribbon Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 67
Ribbon Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 44
Ribbon Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 32
Ribbon Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 27
Ribbon Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 19
Ribbon Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Chloe1810 avatar
@Chloe1810
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 110 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 21 Plants
xp 406 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 144 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 17 Plants
xp 422 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 138 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 226 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
Briana avatar
@Briana
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 40 XP
globe Holiday, Florida
08/13/2021

my bf and i got this plant together as something fun and cute and we've actually gone through a small break up and got back together forgot to water it and everything while it just sits outside maybe also over watered it a bit and it's going strong

Survivor Survivor
Kpsminigarden avatar
@Kpsminigarden
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 247 XP
08/12/2021

Loves water, cannot really over water.

Survivor Survivor
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@Chieffbaby5
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 212 XP
globe Atlanta, Georgia
08/10/2021

Growing in water and rocks, no soil. Love her she is easy to propagate and simple to upkeep. Keep the jar full of water. She’s always thirsty

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Lailas.oasis avatar
@Lailas.oasis
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 48 XP
globe Le Mars, Iowa
08/03/2021

orwell is an amazing plant i’ve had well over a year. he is a very fast grower, but if you don’t water him for long amounts of time, he may die. but he can always come back!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Caitlin779 avatar
@Caitlin779
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 139 XP
08/01/2021

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Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Ericalewis18 avatar
@Ericalewis18
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 96 XP
globe Hopkinton, New Hampshire
07/24/2021

She’s been alive but dead for the longest time

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