Plant Care Dracaena Dorado

Dracaena Dorado

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

About Dracaena Dorado

The protective resins inside this plant are in Dragon’s Blood, a bright red pigment, varnish, medicine, incense, and dye that has been used across ancient cultures for thousands of years. This plant rarely blooms, but when it does, its flower blooms at night and emits smells that attract night pollinators, like moths. 🦇


Dracaena fragrans 'Dorado'

Also known as

Dorado Dragon Tree

How to care for Dracaena Dorado


How often to water your Dracaena Dorado

Water needs for Dracaena Dorado
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena Dorado needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Dorado

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dracaena Dorado in your home

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

Dracaena Dorado 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dracaena Dorado in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dracaena Dorado

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

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Care Summary for Dracaena Dorado

Dracaena Dorado

Dracaena Dorado

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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