Dracaena Compacta (Janet Craig compacta) Plant
Dracaena Compacta, also known as Dracaena Deremensis, belongs to the family of Agavaceae or Agavoideae. This plant is famous for the luscious foliage and its low maintenance growth. It is the most loved variety in the Dracaena family.
The botanical name for this variety is Dracaena Janet Craig, and it’s was originally cultivated in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Some growers also refer to it as Compacta Dragon Tree. And it lives to the name with the tightly packed foliage.
This variety grows and thrives in semi-shaded spots in tropical areas. As the name implies, this Dracaena is a compact plant and would easily live in any corner of your house, office, or mini garden. This is an elegant plant with a tall stem and clusters of green leaves.
In this article, I have shared my experience of growing this plant; I have also mentioned some extra tips and common issues for this plant.
- Light: For best results, plant your Dracaena Compacta in bright, indirect light.
- Watering: Use only a small amount of water. Between waterings, allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry. Root rot can be caused by overwatering.
- Fertilization: Feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer). No need to fertilize in winter.
- Pruning: Trim yellowing or leggy leaves to maintain a tidy appearance. You can also prune to encourage bushier growth.