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 Raleigh, North Carolina.

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?

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5"
Light

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Growing Dracaena Deremensis in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 3rd, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight will decrease by 27.8% ☀️

October 3rd, 2022

Raleigh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to decrease by 27.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 1.6 hours 📉

October 4th, 2022

This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 10.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 13% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of dayl…

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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 Raleigh, North Carolina ☀️.️

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 Raleigh, North Carolina, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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