Dracaena Surculosa, also known as the Florida beauty is a densely spotted plant.
These are an evergreen plant with elliptic shaped leaves. They belong to the family of Asparagaceae. Dracaena surculosa can be propagated through division or from tip cuttings.
Dracaena Surculosa requires minimal care. If you are planning for re-potting then do that during the spring as the plant can have a new growth during that period.
Dracaenas are adaptable to various climatic conditions. They can accept both heavy prunings as well as light pruning.
Dracaena requires loose, well-drained soil with rich nutrients. They should not be stagnant in nature. You can use all-purpose fertilizer to maintain the texture of the soil.
Water the dracaena moderately during the active growth period of the plant. Keep the soil moist to prevent the compost from drying out. Water the plant with 3 to 4 cups of water throughout the year.
The plant is sensitive to fluorides, which can cause discoloration. Thus it is best to use distilled water.
They require bright and filtered light to grow. The minimum temperature required by the plant is around 18°C to maximum 25°C. Do not place them under direct sunlight, as they are low light tolerant.
Keep them under partial shade to have the growth of strong variegated leaves.
Dracaenas require high humidity to grow.
The flowers of the plant are small and white in color. They are around 2 inches long and pleasantly fragrant. The fruits of the plant are reddish orange color berries with a diameter of 15mm.
The average height of the plant is around 60cm. The plant is ideally used as a houseplant.
Dracaena requires a slow releasing liquid fertilizer thrice a week during the summer.
This is a poisonous plant. They have high toxic levels which can affect the pets and children.
These small sized plants add sparkle in your garden. You can plant your Dracaena in the container or in the patio. They are best used as landscaping shrubs.
The yellow spots on the plant are scattered over the foliage appearing as a splash of gold dust on the plant.
Usually, pests don't affect the Dracaenas, But the plant is prone to root mealy bugs. They cause infection around the root and decaying of the leaves. One can get rid of them by using appropriate pesticide. Use granules of synthetic pesticide in the potting mixture to cure the infection.
Avoid overwatering of the plant, if the plant is placed in a poorly luminous position. Apart from this give a shower of water to remove the dust from the foliage.