Plant Care Spike Plant

Spike Plant

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 02/25/2022

Also known as

Dracaena Spikes, Dracaena Spikes, Spike Dracaena and spikes


Dracaena indivisa

How to care for Spike Plant


How often to water your Spike Plant

Water needs for Spike Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Spike Plant 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 Spike Plant

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.

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Finding light for Dracaena Spikes in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spike Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Spike Plant 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 Spike Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Spike Plant

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

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Care Summary for Spike Plant

Spike Plant

Spike Plant

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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