Plant Care Dracaena Deremensis

Dracaena Deremensis

Also known as

Janet Craig Dracaena, Janet Craig Dracaena, Limelight, White Jewel, Hawaiian Sunshine, Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine Cane, warneckii, Janet Craig Compacta, Dracaena 'Dragon Series', Lemon Lime, Dracaena compacta and Lotus Bamboo

Taxonomy

Dracaena deremensis
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dracaena Deremensis

Water

How often to water your Dracaena Deremensis

Water needs for Dracaena Deremensis
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena Deremensis needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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 Dracaena Deremensis

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 Dracaena Deremensis in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Growing Dracaena Deremensis in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 5th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight will decrease by 32.2% ☀️

October 2nd, 2022

Fort Collins is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.4 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 2.0 hours 📉

October 2nd, 2022

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours …

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Finding light for Janet Craig Dracaena in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dracaena Deremensis: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dracaena Deremensis can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Fort Collins, Colorado ☀️.️

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dracaena Deremensis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dracaena Deremensis: 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 Dracaena Deremensis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Dracaena Deremensis

Nutrient needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Fort Collins, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Fort Collins is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repo…

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Care Summary for Dracaena Deremensis

Dracaena Deremensis

Dracaena Deremensis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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