These plants are shrubs. The Dracaena deremensis grows erect, developing a short stem with a small crown, usually roundish. Dracaena deremensis Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a greenwhite colouring; the adult specimens are large in size and reach 4 m high.
Exposure Dracaena deremensis
For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Dracaena deremensis in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. These plants can be brought outside only if there isn't any more danger of freezings. Usually they are moved to the garden, or terrace, during the months of April-May.We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.
Watering Dracaena deremensis
Letís avoid watering the the Dracaena deremensis excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Dracaena deremensis
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Dracaena deremensis
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes Dracaena deremensis
If desired, we can grow the the Dracaena deremensis in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.