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Dracaena compacta, also known as Dracaena deremensis 'Compacta' or simply Dracaena 'Compacta', is a popular indoor houseplant known for its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family and is native to tropical regions of Africa.
Appearance: Dracaena compacta features a dense, bushy growth habit with thick, glossy leaves that are dark green in color. The leaves are lanceolate in shape, around 2-3 inches wide and 6-8 inches long, and have a smooth texture. The plant typically grows up to 2-4 feet in height, making it a relatively small plant compared to other Dracaena species.
- Plant name: Dracaena Compacta Plant With Ceramic Pot & Pebbles
- Pot size: 4 inch Ceramic Pot
- Pot color: White Pot
- Plant Height: 6 inch
- Spread: 4 inch
- Location: Indoor Bright Light
- Soil Type: Rich with Coco-Peat and Compost
Here are some care tips for your racaena Compacta Plant:
- Lighting: Dracaena compacta prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light levels, but growth may be slower and the plant may become leggy. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
- Watering: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important not to let the plant sit in standing water.
- Humidity: Dracaena compacta can tolerate normal indoor humidity levels, but it benefits from higher humidity. Mist the leaves regularly or place a tray of water near the plant to increase humidity.
- Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) according to package instructions.
- Pruning: Prune the plant as needed to maintain its compact shape and remove any yellow or brown leaves.
- Potting: Repot the plant every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its current pot. Use well-draining potting soil and a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
- Potential issues: Dracaena compacta is generally resistant to pests, but it can occasionally be affected by spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Watch out for signs of infestation such as yellowing leaves, webbing, or sticky residue, and treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- With proper care, Dracaena compacta can thrive indoors and add a touch of tropical elegance to your home or office space.