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 San Diego, California.

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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

55% Medium

Growing Dracaena Deremensis in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in San Diego, California

Sunlight will decrease by 18.3% ☀️

December 7th, 2022

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 18.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Deremensis in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 6th, 2022

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 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 💪.️

San Diego, California 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 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 San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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