Plant Care Dracaena Spikes

Dracaena Spikes

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

Also known as

Spike Dracaena, Spike Plant and spikes


Dracaena indivisa

How to care for Dracaena Spikes


How often to water your Dracaena Spikes

Water needs for Dracaena Spikes
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena Spikes 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 Spikes

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Spikes in New York

New York, New York

30% Very Low

Growing Dracaena Spikes in New York right now

Light needs for plant Dracaena Spikes in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 19th, 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 Spikes in New York

Sunlight will increase by 25.7% ☀️

January 19th, 2022

New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 25.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Dracaena Spikes in New York

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 19th, 2022

This month, New York is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Dracaena Spikes in your home

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

Dracaena Spikes 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 ⛅.


How to fertilize Dracaena Spikes

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

When to repot Dracaena Spikes

Nutrient needs for plant Dracaena Spikes in New York

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

January 19th, 2022

The growing potential in New York is 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 repo…

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Care Summary for Dracaena Spikes

Dracaena Spikes

Dracaena Spikes

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


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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