Plant Care Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

4.8 out of 5 (29 experiences)

Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Taxonomy

Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig Compacta'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

Water

How often to water your Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

Water needs for Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' 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 'Janet Craig Compacta'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' 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 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

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

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Care Summary for Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'


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

Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 25
Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 11
Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 117 Plants
xp 7,135 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

Doesn’t need a lot of watering. Also doesn’t grow very fast, but it’s a beautiful shade of green. Fantastic plant for a small space because it will take time to outgrow it.

Survivor Survivor
Plantmomma701 avatar
@Plantmomma701
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 335 XP
globe New Town, North Dakota
11/04/2021

Great office plant. Easy to care for. Doesn’t need a lot of light or water

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Bailey avatar
@Bailey
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 364 XP
globe Sacramento, California
10/06/2021

Deep green and sooo easy to take care of. He puts out a lot of new growth with very little maintenance!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Zihanlin avatar
@Zihanlin
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 30 XP
08/29/2021

take care not to put in direct sunlight

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Hobokentina avatar
@Hobokentina
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 525 XP
globe Hoboken, New Jersey
07/22/2021

This bebe survived two winters in Chicago (indoors with limited light) followed by a six-month drought in my western-exposure high rise office when COVID hit. When I rescued it in September, the bottom leaves were brown and crispy, but the top was still lush and green. Now almost a year later, it’s thriving with proper water and light. So easy to care for, and will reward you with beautiful new growth if you’re good to it 🥰

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Sassypinata
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 323 XP
06/24/2021

Sturdy little plant with moderately-paced growth. It has an aloe Vera shape to it with very dark leaves. Good for beginners. I have it close to my west facing window on a hanging shelf, it’s doing very well.

Survivor Survivor
Baddiecentral avatar
@Baddiecentral
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Othello, Washington
06/06/2021

she’s a fighter she really lived through my depressive episode

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Keylee3 avatar
@Keylee3
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 1,513 XP
globe Cedar Park, Texas
05/23/2021

Very low maintenance!

Survivor Survivor
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@Daniellesth
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 373 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario
05/18/2021

One of the most sturdy plants you can find! It doesn’t need much light or water, but the tips of the leaves brown easily, at least in my experience haha

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Agatha avatar
@Agatha
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 642 XP
04/24/2021

This guy’s a solid buddy.
I got this draceana like most of my first plants, as part of a random assortment of plants for a terrarium. The terrarium never worked out well, so I took out the plants and put them in their own pots, which has been great.

This guy had just a handful of leaves and was maybe two inches tall, he has about tripled in size, slowly but surely, and stays green and fresh looking, no matter what I do or don’t.

Great beginner plant. Not spectacular or anything, but cute healthy foliage, never looks ‘neglected’, you know? Yes you do. ;)

Survivor Survivor
Plantsong avatar
@Plantsong
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 2,699 XP
04/02/2021

The key to this plant is not to over water it. Needs very little water.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Aylha avatar
@Aylha
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 1,518 XP
03/01/2021

Great but doesn’t grow much and browns

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Misfityogimom avatar
@Misfityogimom
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 780 XP
globe Fort Mill, South Carolina
02/26/2021

Like the ZZ Plant this is an extremely slow grower. So if you are patient growing type than this probably isn’t for you lol. It prefers to dry out between waterings & only requires a monthly watering (during winter). Easy to care for & it doesn’t mind lowering lighting (this one is kept in near a north facing window). Just another one of your boring green plants, but boring & green will always be my favorite 😉

Survivor Survivor
Greg avatar
@Greg
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 3,769 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
02/12/2021

This plant is a great accent piece for your living space. Their leave tips brown easily due to impurities in the water you give them - don’t fret or panic though! This experience made me appreciate plant care more - it’s not about trying to control my dracaena to look perfect all the time; it’s about letting it adapt to your living environment which includes having the water from your sink. Highly recommend it!

Browns easily Browns easily

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