Plant Care Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

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

2.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

About Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

Did you know the genus name Dracaena comes from the Greek for ‘female dragon’? Some plants in this genus have thick, red resin which was reminiscent of dragon blood! 🐲 Dracaenas are native to Africa, Asia, and northern Australia, and are known for being super easy to care for. Some species can go months without water, and many can grow well in low sunlight.

Taxonomy

Dracaena surculosa 'Florida Beauty'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

💦 Water

How often to water your Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

Water needs for Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' 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 'Florida Beauty'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dracaena 'Florida Beauty': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' 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 'Florida Beauty' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' 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 in your home 🏡.

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Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' →


💩 Fertilizer

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' is native to Africa to Southern Asia and Australia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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Drops. Leaves very fussy regarding light it wants, grows very, very slowly.

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