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 Houston, Texas.

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 Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Growing Dracaena Deremensis in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

October 4th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will decrease by 22.3% ☀️

October 4th, 2022

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 22.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

October 4th, 2022

This month, Houston is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.2 total hours of day…

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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 Houston, Texas ☀️.️

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.

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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 Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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