Plant Care Gold Dust Dracaena
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Gold Dust Dracaena

4.3 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Gold Dust Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Gold Dust Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Spotted Dracaena, Japanese Bamboo and Dracaena 'milky way'

Taxonomy

Dracaena surculosa
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Gold Dust Dracaena

Water

How often to water your Gold Dust Dracaena

Water needs for Gold Dust Dracaena
0.5 cups
every 12

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.

Calculate water needs of Gold Dust Dracaena

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Gold Dust Dracaena in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gold Dust Dracaena: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Gold Dust Dracaena in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Gold Dust Dracaena

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Gold Dust Dracaena is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Gold Dust Dracaena

Gold Dust Dracaena

Gold Dust Dracaena


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

Gold Dust Dracaena has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Gold Dust Dracaena has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Gold Dust Dracaena has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Gold Dust Dracaena has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Gold Dust Dracaena has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Gold Dust Dracaena has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Gold Dust Dracaena has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Am3berg avatar
@Am3berg
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 112 XP
06/22/2021

So aesthetically pleasing, absolutely gorgeous leaves. In love with this plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Goingcoastal avatar
@Goingcoastal
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 856 XP
05/30/2021

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 😊

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Camillering3 avatar
@Camillering3
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,291 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
05/28/2021

Leaves curl quite a bit…pretty tempermental

Nina1234 avatar
@Nina1234
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 84 XP
05/18/2021

Thai plant can die and then completely come back. It’s not very easy to take care of either.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Stargirl avatar
@Stargirl
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 147 XP
globe Montgomery, New Jersey
05/16/2021

i got this little baby by chance off a clearance aisle for just a dollar. sprouted quickly and beautifully and one of the first houseplants i ever got.

Fast grower Fast grower
Iloveplants avatar
@Iloveplants
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,626 XP
globe Miami, Florida
05/09/2021

I just got mine, it’s so finicky! I haven’t figured it out yet. I don’t know what it wants from me!!! Lol.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Caristhorsen avatar
@Caristhorsen
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 152 XP
globe Cedarville, Ohio
05/07/2021

very easy to take care of! good for beginners

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor

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