Janet Craig Compacta
Dracaena - Janet Craig Compacta
- Botanical Name: Dracaena Deremensis
- Origins: Puerto Rico
- Light: Medium Light
- Watering: Every 2 to 7 Days
- Growth Speed: Medium
- Grower: Novice
- Style: Table Top
- Home Decor: Contemporary
- Variety Code: 65
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Product Description - Janet Craig Compacta
Dracaenas display such amazing diversity in foliage that it is hard to realize they all belong to one genus. D. deremensis, rarely grown in the form of the basic species, comes in several popular varieties, most of which grow 2 to 5 feet tall. Two of the best are Janet Craig, which has strap like shiny dark green leaves 12 to 18 inches long and about 2 inches wide, and Warneckei, a variety particularly suited to dim light, which has 8 to 12 inch stiff sword-like gray-green leaves with white stripes. The Dragon Tree has thick, stiff pointed leaves 18 to 24 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches wide. The leaves are silvery green and grow in a rosette form when the plant is young. As the plant matures, it forms a stubby trunk and may in some cases become 3 to 4 feet tall.
The fragrant Dracaena is most famous for its variety D. fragrans Massangeana, corn plant, which grows up to 6 feet tall and bears leaves 18 to 30 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide. The leaves, marked with a yellow stripe down the center, resemble those of corn plants. The Gold Dust dracaena is quite unlike the other species. It grows 2 1/2 feet tall and has thin wiry stems and flat oval leaves, 3 to 4 inches long that are held horizontally in tiers or spirals along the stems. The dark green leaves are generously spotted with a creamy yellow that fades to white as the leaves mature.The stunning variety Florida Beauty has so much yellow or white on its leaves that little green is visible. The Red Margined dracaena is sometimes erroneously called Spanish Dagger because it looks like Yucca gloriosa, the plant that is generally known by that common name. The Red Margined dracaena bears clusters of 12 to 15 inch, red-edged leaves about 1/2 inch wide that grow atop 3/4 inch-wide main stems, which become as tall as 8 feet. Sanders dracaena, an extremely durable species that grows well in plain water, has gracefully lax leaves 7 to 10 inches long and about 1 inch wide. They are gray-green and have broad white edges. Young plants a few inches tall are frequently used in dish gardens. Mature plants grow 4 to 5 feet tall with stems up to 1/2 inch thick.
Plant CareDracaenas do best in bright indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight; if only artificial light is available, provide at least 400 foot-candles. Night temperatures of 65 to 70 and day temperatures of 75 to 85 are ideal. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not let the pots stand in water. Newly purchased or potted plants should not be fertilized for three months; established plants should be fed at three-month intervals. Repot overcrowded plants at any season, using packaged general-purpose potting soil. To stimulate fresh growth and rejuvenate old plants, cut back dracaenas at any seasoneven as close as 4 to 6 inches to the rim of the pot. Propagate from stem cuttings, from sections of main stems or by the method known as air layering. Watch all dracaenas for spider mites.
Monday, 06 May 2013 17:29 |
posted by Pricilla
Just a quick question, I have a lovely Janet Craig Compacta I got from Walmart. I'm almost positive its a Exotic Angel Plant. It was the only one left, but it didnt have its info tag on it, like all plants do. My question is how big will my JC Compacta get? It came in a 6 inc pot. I've already repotted it is a slightly bigger pot. I would love for it to grown very large like others I've seen, but I heard some JC Compacta will stay small. Please email me.
Friday, 22 March 2013 03:55 |
posted by Jessica
I think the plant I have is one these genus. It lives in my office and was transported to an event during a very cold snap. It was left in a vehicle overnight. The leaves had black spots when it returned from the event. Slowly they turned yellow then brown. Can I rescue this from total death?
Monday, 07 May 2012 21:55 |
posted by Jamie
I love several species of dracaena...they are great for everyone. Those who water too often...those who do not water enough...bright indirect light/low light/direct morning sun.
They will be destroyed by the cold...even just the exposure from the store to your car. Also the tips will brown if there isn't enough humidity. DO NOT over fertilize. Once a year seems to be the standard.
Overall, I recommend anyone who is unsure of their abilities with plants to try a couple of these often colorful and very forgiving beauties.
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