Dracaena.Care and breeding Dracaena

Dracaena, frequent and favorite inhabitant of our apartments, was born far away from Russia - the place of its natural habitat - Africa, Asia, Australia.Dracaena - a bush with a bunch of leaves on erect stems, which with age turns into the barrel.The leaves of Dracaena can reach 30-45 cm in length and 8 cm in width, appearance - spiky, dense, often mottled.But flowers have dracaena and you can not wait, because most dracaena not bloom at home.Depending on the type of Dracaena are from 50 cm to 2.5 m in height and 80 cm to 1.2 m in width.Term life Dracaena from 5 to 15 years.

If you want to grow dracaena in his apartment, be sure to find it the most convenient place: Dracaena likes diffused light or partial shade, so move the pot at 1-2 meters from the window that faces south or south-west.

Earth for Dracaena easy to cook: it is necessary to take the land for houseplants, garden soil and sand in equal parts.But requires good drainage, so put on the bottom of the pot a layer of expanded clay pebbles or

3 cm high.

to your dracaena grew strong and beautiful, every 15 days, make a liquid fertilizer for houseplants.He loves dracaena and humidity, so place the pot on a layer of wet pebbles and spray the leaves daily from the outside and from the inside.

Watering dratsenu need small meals every 5-7 days, and 1 times a month soak the pot in a container with water until they cease to leave air bubbles, and then let the water drain out.After this procedure watering renew only one week.

transplantation Dracaena does not like, so keep dracaena in the same pot as the roots do not come out.At the same time, every spring, replace the top layer of the substrate to new enriched fertilizer based on manure and seaweed.

Dracaena too capricious a house plant, but the leaves of dracaena not tolerate means, giving the leaves shine, especially in the form of aerosols, so that washing leaves, quickly covered with dust, use a soft cloth or tissue.

dracaena propagated by terminal cuttings 15 cm long, which must have at least 2 leaves, mini teplichke without air or water.Perhaps reproduction pieces of the stem without leaves (for dracaena marginata) length of 5-7 cm or air layering.

Ill Dracaena rare but scale insects provoke discoloration of the leaves.They are easy to remove with a cotton swab soaked in beer.

Dracaena species and varieties are many, but the same care for them, so you can choose any plant that you enjoy!