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 New York.

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 New York

New York, New York

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Growing Dracaena Deremensis in New York right now

Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 3rd, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in New York

Sunlight will decrease by 28.2% ☀️

December 3rd, 2022

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 28.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.8 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in New York

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, New York is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 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 ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New York ⛅.

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 New York

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

December 3rd, 2022

The growing potential in New York 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…

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

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