How To Care For A Striped Draceana

How To Care For A Striped Draceana

Botanical NameDraceana warneckii

OriginTropical East Africa


Draceana warneckii, like other Draceanas, are hardy, slow-growing houseplants that thrive on neglect.  They are easy to care for and a bold, attractive specimen to any home or office.

This dracaena has long, pointed, narrow leaves than can be striped with white or yellow depending upon the variety.  Draceana warneckii is one of the few colorful plants that can survive in low light conditions, although in low light conditions the new leaves maybe smaller and narrower.

Striped dracaenas can be used as a table plant, bushy floor plant, or tall cane plant for your home or office.  All dracaenas like to be kept on the dry side, water well and then allow the top 1/3 of the soil to dry out in between waterings.

Height: Slow-growing up to 8 ft. tall or more if not pruned back.  

Light:  Bright light but no direct sun.  Will tolerate low light but new leaves may be smaller and narrower.

Water:  Keep soil lightly moist.  The top 1/3 of the soil should be allowed to dry between waterings.

Humidity:  Average room humidity, if leaves turn brown and crispy raise the humidity around it.

Temperature:  Average room temperatures of 60-75 degrees F. (16-24 degrees C).  Keep the leaves away from cold windows, air conditioners, and heat sources.

Soil:  Any good quality potting mix; needs good drainage.

Fertilizer:  Light feeder, fertilize monthly spring through summer with a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer, diluted by half.  

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