Gold Dust Dracaena
4.3 out of 5 (15 experiences)
About Gold Dust Dracaena
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.
Also known as
Spotted Dracaena and Japanese Bamboo
How to care for Gold Dust Dracaena
Gold Dust Dracaena 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.
Gold Dust Dracaena 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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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 Gold Dust Dracaena after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This little guy has gone through a lot of stages - from healthy, to kind of sick, and back to healthy. Try not to water with fluoridated tap water. Mine is doing much better with filtered. Seem to have hit the sweet spot on light - North facing window with no direct light, but plenty of filtered light. Finally seeing new growth again 😊