Dracaena Massangeana

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What maintenance for a dracaena massangeana, how and when to repot, what watering and what diseases.

Here are the maintenance tips for your dracaena massangeana:

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Dracaena massangeana
Family: Agavaceae
Type: Houseplant

Height
: 1 to 2 m indoors
Exposure: Very bright, even sunny
Ground: Soil

Foliage
: Persistent

Planting and repotting dracaena massangeana:

Dracaena Massangeana pot,

The dracaena massangeana claims a good breeding ground that you will possibly mix with 1/3 of compost if you have some.

In order to facilitate drainageplace at the bottom of the pot a bed of gravel, pebbles or clay balls.
This operation prevents the roots from being immersed in the water, which could be fatal.

  • Install your dracaena so in a good sized pot filled with special potting soil houseplants or green plant.
  • Although it is necessary to repot in the spring every 2 to 3 years, apart from that, prefer a surfacing regular which will perfectly fulfill the need of the plant in support of culture.
  • Some species like goldieana, sanderana and surculosa have no need to be repotted because their growth is very slow.

Dracaena massangeana en outside ,

As for pot planting, do not hesitate to put a bed of gravel, small pebbles or clay balls in order to better drain water.
You will then plant it in a mixture of potting soil, garden soil and sand.

In general, dracaena does not do not tolerate the cold and will grow outdoors only in a relatively warm climate (temperature not falling below 17-18°)

Where to install a dracaena massangeana indoor:

In our climates, the dracaena massangeana fits well inside of our houses and our apartments.
It thrives when temperatures are around 20-22° C and requires very good light and even the sun

So prefer the proximity of a window facing south or west to bathe the maximum brightness and sun.

If you live in a rather dark place, avoid buying a dracaena because it should not bear too much the absence of light.

Watering dracaena massangeana:

Throughout the year, mist water, rather non-calcareous, on the foliage.

In spring and summer:

This is usually the growing season for dracaena massangeana.
Water regularly while allowing the soil to dry on the surface between 2 waterings.

The watering must be regular but measured so as not to asphyxiate the roots of the plant.
We can say that a watering every 4 to 5 days is usually quite sufficient.

Every 15 days, you can bring him someliquid fertilizer, taking care to moisten the soil well before.

From autumn and winter:

We must start by reducing watering slowly because the plant has more limited needs.
As soon as the soil becomes dry a few centimeters, water so as to moisten all the soil.

It can be said that one to two waterings per month should be sufficient.
But it also depends on the location of your dracaena, if it is in full sun, its needs may be more important.

  • It is necessary that stop any fertilizer from October to March-April.

To know about the dracaena massangeana:

Contrary to what some varieties suggest, the dracaena massangeana is not a palm tree.
His likeness is confusing and the maintenance he needs is often close to that of a palm tree.

At once aesthetic, resistant and very easy to cultivate, it is one of the most popular and best-selling indoor plants.

Its foliage is particularly elegant and original while its general appearance gives a touch of exoticism to the living room, the living room or any other room of the house well lit.

  • The lifespan of dracaena massangeana can be long as long as it does not face the diseases that sometimes affect these trees.

Diseases and parasites of dracaena massangeana:

Falling or fading leaves:

This is undoubtedly a lack of light or an excess of water.

  • Find a brighter location and reduce watering by following our tips above.

The dracaena loses its leaves:

This is what happens when the dracaena is too cold.

  • Find him a more suitable place, he needs a minimum temperature of 18-19° and ideally of 20-22°.

The leaves turn yellow excessively:

If the plant continues to make new leaves, this is the natural evolution of your dracaena. Trees, even when they are persistent, lose their leaves to renew them.

  • If no new sprouts appear and your dracaena looks gray, it may be a red spider attack due to a too dry atmosphere.
    It must then be treated as quickly as possible with an insecticide.

A light cottony white down appears, the leaves palate and discolor:

This is probably an attack of mealybugs.

  • You can remove mealybugs with a cloth soaked in methylated spirits, then clean the foliage with clear water.
  • Find your tips for combating mealybugs

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