How do you care for a Dracaena Arborea?
Dracaena Arborea is one of the most fascinating plants we currently have in our line. It’s such a cheerful and regal shrub. Arborea are available with single or triple heads.
These lovely plants are members of the Dracaena family, which is interesting for Plants capers’ designs because they perform well in modern environments and are rather unusual. When caring the following factors should be considered;
You may water the plant 2-4 times a month. Water closely to the trunk and gently to ensure that the water is absorbed by the primary roots. Once a week, test the soil’s moisture content by sticking your finger approximately a half-inch into it. If the soil appears to be dry, it is time to re-water.
Dracaena Arborea should be grown in a well-drained, light, airy soil. Proper air circulation to the roots is critical. When transitioning to a new home, it would be beneficial to remove any old soil and replace with fresh potting soil. For example, if you have had the plant in a terrarium or other container, it is possible that the soil may not have been changed in some time.
Fertilize your Dracaena Arborea weekly or at each watering with a diluted household fertilizer. Dilute the solution by 50% if you fertilize once a month. If you fertilize every time you water, dilute the solution to a fourth strength. Alternatively, you might use fertilizer spikes or a delayed-release fertilizer to avoid fertilizing each time you water.
Because these plants thrive at conditions that are also suitable for humans, they thrive in climate-controlled environments. Daytime temperatures in the 70°’s Fahrenheit (21°C) range are optimal, as are nighttime temperatures that should not go below the low 60°’s Fahrenheit (15°C). These plants are extremely sensitive to drafts, both hot and cold.
These plants require continuous and enough indirect sunlight. Exposure to the north, east, or south will all work nicely. They prefer a short day length and cooler light. These factors will help to ensure proper growth.
It is recommended that you keep the humidity at around 40%-60% relative to the actual air temperature. Water your Dracaena Arborea once a week, or at each watering if you fertilize your plant every time you water.
You may propagate your Dracaena Arborea by stem tip cuttings. To propagate, use a sharp knife to make a clean and straight vertical cut through the stem just above a node.
The cutting should be approximately 4-6 inches long, but it is okay to make the cutting longer if you are propagating more than one stem at a time. Remove all leaves except for two leaves near the bottom of the cutting.
You may repot your Dracaena Arborea annually. Use a container that is two sizes larger than the one currently being used. In order to repot, soak the plant in water for approximately 30 minutes and gently loosen the soil with a garden trowel.
Take care to ensure that you do not remove any of the roots when loosening the soil. After removing those leaves that will be buried inside of the new pot, you may firmly press down on the soil in order to level it and remove excess air pockets.
Prune regularly, in most cases this means pruning the tips of new growth. Remove the leaves from the terminal ends of new growth to ensure a uniform appearance.
Additionally, you want to ensure that your plant is not too puffy as it will make it difficult for you to maintain proper light conditions or for you to be able to reach the bottom leaves for maintenance or pruning tasks.
What is Dracaena Arborea?
Dracaena Arborea is a tiny perennial plant that resembles a palm. It is a member of the Asparagaceae family. Dracaena is a genus of roughly forty species, the majority of which are found in South Africa and the Canary Islands.
Dracaena plants of all varieties thrive naturally in tropical climates such as those found in Florida. The following common names are used to refer to Dracaena Arborea: Dracaena Tree, African Dragon Tree, Dragon Tree, Cornstalk Plant, Ribbon Plant, and Corn Plant are all examples of Dracaena Trees.
It is occasionally referred to simply as Dracaena or Arborea. Dracaena is Latin for dragon, and Arborea is Latin for tree-like. Place your Dragon Tree in an area that will allow it to flourish freely.
When grown in a container indoors, Dracaena frequently reaches a height of 7′ – 8′ feet. Outdoors, these plants may reach a height of over 10′ – 15′ feet. Arborea is a beautiful palm tree-like plant that thrives in both residential and commercial environments.
How often should you water a Dracaena Arborea?
Water your Dracaena Arborea in accordance with the type of soil and climate that you have. When in doubt, it is recommended that you test the soil’s moisture using a finger, as mentioned earlier. But if you’re uncertain about your Dracaena Arborea’s watering requirements, here are some general instructions for Dracaena Arborea:
Most Dracaena trees require potted care on a regular basis. They need to be watered weekly or at least twice a month to help them thrive.
Dracaena plants do well in just about any kind of potting soil, provided that it is lightweight and drains water well. A preferred potting medium includes peat moss plus perlite.
If your Dracaena trees are in a container, it’s important to water them thoroughly and deeply. This will ensure that the soil remains moist at all times. And if your Dracaena trees are outside, they should be watered approximately once a week during dry weather.
How fast does Dracaena Arborea grow?
Dracaena Arborea is very slow-growing shrubs, but is still quite productive. This can be attributed to their natural home being in a tropical climate, in which it is advisable that plants do not grow quickly.
Dracaena trees can live for over a century, and as such, it is important to take care of your Dracaena Arborea properly, particularly when you have young plants that are growing rapidly in order to ensure their safety.
Dracaena Arborea will grow approximately 3-5 inches per year on average in order to reach maturity. Dracaena trees generally grow to a height of between 5 feet – 10 feet tall. Dragon trees do not grow from the top down; instead, they grow from the base of the plant upwards.
This is due to this variety of Dracaena being considered a shrub type plant. After 10 years, your Dracaena tree will grow more than 25 feet in height.
What is Dracaena Arborea used for?
Dracaena Arborea (Wild) Link (Dracaenaceae) is a tall tree indigenous to West Africa that is used to treat gonorrhoea, smallpox, malaria, and leishmaniasis.
Dracaena Arborea is a very versatile plant, and it can be used as a screen for a hedge, or in an indoor environment to create a lush all-year round atmosphere complete with colorful leaves.
However, this tree can also be planted in a sunny location by the side of the house or even in the yard. It has beautiful foliage that will look great throughout autumn, winter and spring.
Dracaena Arborea is a semi-tropical plant, so climate will play a role in its growth. The plant does very well in areas that receive full sun or partial shade.
While it is cultivated as an indoor plant, it can also be grown outdoors during warmer months. It’s important to note that although Dracaena leaf tips may turn brown, they will eventually grow new leaves. When this happens, the remaining leaves will darken and the older ones will drop off.
How do you propagate Dracaena Arborea?
Propagation is relatively simple when growing a Dracaena Arborea is by cuttings using the green stems of the plant.
- The first approach I’ll discuss is top cutting, which is snipping off the entire top just below the leaf line, taking care to leave as least a few nodes on the stem.
- Do not worry about causing harm to the parent plant; it should shortly begin growing new leaves. A close-up vertical shot of a houseplant’s stems with fresh growth emerging where it has been clipped, set against a soft focus backdrop.
- You may either plant the cutting straight in a pot of moist potting soil or in a transparent vase half-filled with chilly water. Choose a vase or planter that is sufficiently large to prevent the cutting from tipping over.
- Planting in water initially expedites the procedure and also provides a fascinating opportunity to observe the root growth process.
- Once the cutting has been planted, place the vase or pot in a warm position (about 65-75°F) that receives indirect sunshine. In approximately a week or two, the first symptoms of root development should show.
- If you’re utilizing the water approach, replace the water every few days and keep an eye out for white nodules that will eventually grow into roots.
- A horizontal close-up of the fresh growth branches of a dracaena plant growing in moist, rich soil, set against a soft focus background.
- If cuttings are put in soil, gently tug on the stem to check for root development. If roots have grown, you should encounter resistance.
- When the nodules have formed into around one-inch-long roots, it is ready to transplant the cutting into a two- to four-inch container with enough drainage.
- Fill with a porous, organic-rich soil mix; one formulated for indoor houseplants works well. Ensure that the roots are thoroughly buried.
- Horizontal close-up of rooted cuttings of a houseplant on a white surface.
- A second technique, rooting stem cuttings, enables you to propagate a large number of cuttings simultaneously.
- Begin by cutting off the top in the same manner as you would for a top cutting, but this time includes more of the stem. Leave at least half of the parent plant’s stem intact to allow it to regrow.
- Section the stem, ensuring that each section contains at least a few nodes.
- Following the same instructions as above, plant each stem segment in soil or water, with the base facing down to maintain its original orientation.
- When plants become root-bound, they should be transplanted into larger containers. For more detailed instructions on transplanting your dracaena to a larger pot, see the pruning and maintenance section below.
Is Dracaena Arborea an indoor plant?
Dracaena Arborea can grow both indoors and outdoors, provided that it is given adequate sunlight in the summer and winter. It is also important to note that although Dracaena Arborea is a low maintenance plant, what you don’t want to do is overfeed it with water.
Because they are a tropical plant, they require less water than some other indoor plants. Dracaena plants can be grown indoors, but they will not thrive unless you give them light. Dracaenas are relatively low-light indoor plants, which mean that they don’t need a lot of special care. Dracaena plants grown in the shade will be dark green, tall and spindly.
Dracaenas grown in bright shade or filtered light indoors usually do not grow as tall and thin, but are not as dark as those growing in the full sun outside.
Is Dracaena Arborea toxic to cats?
Although the sap from Dracaena Arborea is toxic to cats. Rather than that, saponins, a chemical component contained in the plant, is poisonous to them. When a dog consumes dracaena leaves, it may experience vomiting (with or without blood), diarrhea, weakness, drooling, lack of appetite, and depression.
If it licks the leaves for a long time, it can cause severe blood loss and even death. The sap in the leaves contains a toxic chemical known as saponins.
Dracaena Draco and D. Fragrans also contain this toxic chemical; however, both lack leaflets with fine serrated edges. It is likely that this is why dogs are more likely to be affected by their ingestion of the leaves than are cats.
How tall does Dracaena Arborea grow?
Dracaena Arborea generally grows to a height of between 10 and 20 feet depending on whether it is in the shade or sunlight. It can also grow very wide and as such acts as a great feature plant for the home.
Dracaena Arborea can be easily grown indoors if you are able to provide it with a lot of sunlight and water. Dracaena Arborea is generally believed to be an excellent indoor plant because of its beauty and low maintenance level care.
Dracaena Arborea, also known as Corn Plant, is an indoor houseplant that can grow up to 11 feet tall. It grows from a wooden cane with long green leaves. It is easy to grow indoors and can often be found in office buildings and malls.
The plant will die if it gets too much sun so it is best grown in the shade or with light filtered through the window. With proper care this plant will last for years and produce beautiful yellow flowers.
Can Dracaena Arborea live in water?
Dracaena Arborea may establish roots in either soil or water. Water has the advantage of preventing your cutting from drying and allowing you to observe the roots develop. However, new roots develop acclimated to the water and must re-adapt once they are placed in the soil.
In general, Dracaena Arborea roots do not form readily in soil and require repeated transplantation, but will develop once they are in water. To speed the rooting process, cuttings should be placed in a small amount of water for 1-2 days.
Umbilical cuttings may be inserted half-way into the soil, but should be kept moist at all times. It is helpful to place the container where it will receive indirect sunlight. If you utilize the water method, you will need to change it every few days until roots have grown.
How do you identify a Dracaena Arborea?
Dracaena Arborea has dark green stiff leaves that are about a foot long. The leaves gradually change to an attractive yellow color as they age. Dracaena Arborea should be planted in full shade outdoors and indoors in a location with nearly nonstop sunlight.
Dracaena Arborea is the most popular houseplant for indoor landscaping, because the plant does not require a lot of care and the leaves can be cut to create interesting artwork.
The plant grows very quickly and is drought resistant. It can easily be grown indoors or outdoors in light shade or full sunlight. The common names Corn Plant and Dragon Tree are derived from its appearance.
Dracaena Arborea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Asparagaceae. It is also commonly called Dragon Tree or Corn Plant. It can be found in Africa, Australia, China, Europe, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. The leaves resemble those of standard corn and are palmate in shape. The flowers are small and yellowish green in color.
How do you repot a Dracaena Arborea?
Repotting Dracaena Arborea is beneficial to the health of the plant as it helps to retain moisture, reduce stress and improves plant growth. Because these plants have a taproot, they need repotting every year. They thrive in well-drained soil, as potting mix with coconut husk is ideal.
When potting your plant and new soil is not readily available you can use topsoil mixed 20 percent peat moss or vermiculite for potting soil. Dracaena Arborea enjoys bright light and high humidity, to do this moisture should be added to the bag and a seal applied.
If the roots are starting to come through the bottom of the pot then it is time for repotting. Make sure you remove most of the old potting soil, because Dracaena Arborea does not like being root-bound.
To form a good root base once your plant has been potted dirt around the base should be loosened by hand or with a chopstick. This will allow the roots to have good drainage.
If you do not remove some of the soil, it is likely that your plant will end up sitting in mould and rotting. After repotting you need to place a layer of pebbles or gravel in the bottom of the pot for added drainage.