Plant Care Gold Dust Dracaena

Gold Dust Dracaena

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.


Dracaena surculosa var. surculosa

How to care for Gold Dust Dracaena


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

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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 🏡.


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.

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Care Summary for Gold Dust Dracaena

Gold Dust Dracaena

Gold Dust Dracaena

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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