Plant Care Song of Jamaica

Song of Jamaica

About Song of Jamaica

Song of Jamaica is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.

Song of Jamaica likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Dracaena reflexa 'Song of Jamaica'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Song of Jamaica

Water

How often to water your Song of Jamaica

Water needs for Song of Jamaica
0.5 cups
every 12

Song of Jamaica 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 Song of Jamaica

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Song of Jamaica in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Song of Jamaica: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Song of Jamaica 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 Song of Jamaica in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Song of Jamaica

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

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Care Summary for Song of Jamaica

Song of Jamaica

Song of Jamaica


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.

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