dracaena / dracaena
It belongs to the Agave family. Fatherland - Asia and Africa.
General Description : An impressive variety of types and shapes, the most common:
Dracaena marginata (Dracaena bordered). Very popular single plant. Serpentine, branching trunk with age reaches more than 3 m in height. The length of the leaves is up to 70 cm. The leaves are narrow, curved, green or with a red stripe on the outskirts. there are forms with more variegated leaves, having bright yellow and red stripes.
Dracaena deremensis (Dracaena deremskaya) grows up to 1.5 m. This dracaena grows slowly. Basically owns variegated forms. There is a low profile Dracaena deremensis compacta.
Dracaena Draco (Dracaena Dragon) grows up to 1.5 m. It has rigid xiphoid leaves with a scarlet reflection on the outskirts. Old leaves wilt arcuately. The stem highlights the resin. This species - one of the unpretentious draceni.
Dracaena godseffina (Drazena Godsef) stands alone among dratsen. Its leaves do not depart from the long stem, as if the rest. Stems look like wire. Dracuena Godsef is a bush. Plus, the appearance of the leaves is also not at all narrow and grassy, but broadly ovate. Coloring motley, in dense speck. The young dracaena of this species blooms with yellowish-green flowers with a fragrant smell, forms red berries.
Dracaena fragrans (Dracena fragrant) grows up to 2 m. Its leaves are large and bright, twisted in the upper elements of the trunk. On the leaves in the middle or at the edges are yellow or silver stripes. This dracaena got its name because of the very flattering smell of its snow-white flowers. It is rather unpretentious, maintains in the winter temperature up to 10 ° C.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Dracaena:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Moderate, according to the drying of the soil. In winter, outlandish.
Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower.
In summer, the dracaena is better placed on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and direct sunlight.
Temperature mode : In the summer, the temperature should be moderate, in the winter cool.
Soil: Drainage is required. It is useful to add charcoal and brick chips.
Recommended soil hash: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of rotted manure and 1/2 elements of sand.
When a snow-white plaque appears on the ground surface, the upper layer must be replaced. It seems useful to periodically loosen the upper layer of the earth.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex fertilizers ("Ispolin", Rainbow "" Ideal ", etc.)
Cultivation : In spring, when soil is heated and using phytohormones, root stem or stem cuttings are rooted. Green dragon forms also propagate by seed.
Transplant : In the spring of 1 time in 2 years.
Pests : Dracaena is most often affected by scutes (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions).
and with dry air and heat, thrips can appear - a small black flying insect, leaving characteristic silver streaks on the leaves.
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Dracaena - Dracaena