Plant Care Spikes

Spikes

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

Also known as

Dracaena Spikes, Dracaena Spikes, Spike Dracaena, Spike Plant and spikes

Taxonomy

Dracaena indivisa
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Spikes

Water

How often to water your Spikes

Water needs for Spikes
0.5 cups
every 12

Spikes needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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 Spikes

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Spikes in Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

35% Very Low

Growing Spikes in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Spikes in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Spikes in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 35.6% ☀️

January 28th, 2023

Fort Collins is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 35.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Spikes in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours o…

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Finding light for Dracaena Spikes in your home

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

Spikes 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 Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Spikes

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

When to repot Spikes

Nutrient needs for plant Spikes in Fort Collins, Colorado

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

January 25th, 2023

The growing potential in Fort Collins 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 Spikes

Spikes

Spikes


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Collins, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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