Plant Care Dracaena 'Milky Way'

Dracaena 'Milky Way'

About Dracaena 'Milky Way'

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.


Dracaena surculosa 'Milky Way'

How to care for Dracaena 'Milky Way'


How often to water your Dracaena 'Milky Way'

Water needs for Dracaena 'Milky Way'
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena 'Milky Way' 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 'Milky Way'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dracaena 'Milky Way' in your home

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

Dracaena 'Milky Way' 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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How to fertilize Dracaena 'Milky Way'

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

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Care Summary for Dracaena 'Milky Way'

Dracaena 'Milky Way'

Dracaena 'Milky Way'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


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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