Plant Care Dracaena 'milky way'

Dracaena 'milky way'


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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 located in San Francisco, California.

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

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 'milky way' in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

53% Low

Growing Dracaena 'milky way' in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Dracaena 'milky way' in San Francisco, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently 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 'milky way' in San Francisco, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.4% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 28.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.4 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Dracaena 'milky way' in San Francisco, California

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours …

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Francisco, California ⛅.


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.

When to repot Dracaena 'milky way'

Nutrient needs for plant Dracaena 'milky way' in San Francisco, California

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

November 27th, 2021

The growing potential in San Francisco 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…

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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 your location in San Francisco, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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