Plant Care Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'

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About Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'

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. 🦇

Taxonomy

Dracaena fragrans 'Sted Sol Cane'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Dracaena 'Sted Sol'

How to care for Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'

💦 Water

How often to water your Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'

Water needs for Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 'Sted Sol Cane'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 'Sted Sol Cane' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' 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.

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' Water Frequency →

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 🏡.

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' Light Requirements →

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 'Sted Sol Cane' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 'Sted Sol Cane' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' →


💩 Fertilizer

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 'Sted Sol Cane' 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 'Sted Sol Cane' is native to Africa to Southern Asia and Australia.


🌱 Propagation

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 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 'Sted Sol Cane'

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'

Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane'


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 'Sted Sol Cane' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Dracaena 'Sted Sol Cane' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
@ethel avatar
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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe San Jose, CA
11/08/2021

it’s too lit

@jana avatar
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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 438 XP
09/15/2021

Beautiful plant! Doesn’t brown, easy to manage and is wonderful to look at!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 38 Plants
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globe Jaraíz de la Vera, Extremadura
07/05/2021

Don’t overwater! Greg’s a great companion for this plant, water when and as much as Greg says and enjoy your healthy Dracaena

Browns easily Browns easily
@kats.hamm avatar
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leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 1,019 XP
globe Lenexa, KS
06/11/2021

Keep away from direct light, the ends of the leaves brown easily. It is a beautiful plant that is easy to care for.

Survivor Survivor

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