Kiersten lives in New Orleans, LA and graduated with her masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University in 2019.
She has conducted or assisted on research studies covering trees such as the bald cypress, swamp maple, and water tupelo, as well as important marsh grasses including Juncus, Spartina, and Phragmites.
Kiersten is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and regularly volunteers with local community gardens and nonprofits to help restore critical ecosystems along the Gulf Coast.
Also known as
Dracaena Spikes, Dracaena Spikes, Spike Dracaena, Spike Plant and spikes
How to care for Spikes
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 ⛅.
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.
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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