Dracaena marginata 五彩千年木

Dracaena marginata 五彩千年木

五彩千年木是龙舌兰科龙血树属植物,是一种小乔木。其有三色千年木、七彩千年木两种,原产热带、亚热带,性喜光、喜热、喜湿润的环境,也较耐阴。
LIGHT
Dracaena marginata plants prefer medium light, but survive in lower light situations. Lower light slows down the growth rate and reduces the size of new leaves. Direct sun burns the leaves of a dracaena maginata.

WATER
Over- watering causes root-rot and is the main reason a dracaena marginata plant dies. Water well and don’t water again until the top 50% of the soil is dry. In low light, it could take up to three weeks for the soil of a dracaena marginata to dry out. Brown tips on the leaves indicate over-watering or too much fluoride or salt in the water. Numerous yellow leaves means the plant needs more water.

FERTILIZER
Dracaena marginata plants are slow-growing plants that do not need much fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer with a water-soluble well-balanced plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Do not feed in the fall or winter.

TEMPERATURE
These plants prefer temperatures between 70°-80°.

HUMIDITY
Basic household humidity is fine.

PESTS
Dracaena marginata plants are very susceptible to a plant pest called spider mites, especially when temperatures are warm and the air is very dry. Mealy Bugs are another plant pest problem to look out for. They leave small sticky cottony deposits so they are easy to find.
SOIL
Dracaena Marginata plants grow well in a loose fast-draining soil. They are brought in from Hawaii and often arrive in soil full of lava rock. Remove 1/3 of the soil and replace it with a good potting mix.

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