Dracaena Janet Craig Compacta Tree Form
Dracaena Janet Craig Compacta, Low Maintenance, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Care for.
Dracaena Janet Craig Compacta, One of the easiest plants to care for and simple to maintain. is an elegant, slim, low maintenance tree similar to the other members of its family. Its tufty foliage is tighter than its cousins', as its name would suggest, making it an excellent addition to corner spaces. These plants are slow growers and therefore ideal if you are looking for a tree of a particular size and shape, as it is unlikely to quickly outgrow the form you buy it in. This particular dracaena plant is known for its short green sword like leaves that are rigid and pointy. Great for indoor, apartment or office.
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KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
• Enjoy the power of plants to lift the spirit and calm the mind, while filtering the air by absorbing toxins, and removing harmful chemicals.
• Indoor gardening relieves stress and Fatigue by simply enjoying and caring for your plants. Plants are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist.
• Used in the NASA's clean air study, which proved to remove a considerable amount of toxins from the environment.
• Having plants in your home or office can be a source of pleasure.
• With its exotic-looking foliage, Dracaena Plants will bring a tropical feel to virtually any well-lit area, Hand picked and shipped direct from our Nursery.
DECORATING WITH THE DRACAENA JANET CRAIG COMPACTA
Plant features are becoming very popular in modern interior design for homes, both indoors and outdoors, also true for spaces like hotels lobbies, main entrances, corporate lobbies and offices, the inclusion of plants make space feel more attractive, exciting and comfortable, creating a well balance peaceful ambiance of styles that can both calm the senses and invigorate the mind simultaneously, adorning with live plants and natural elements is a great choice to create a relaxing atmosphere while at home, reducing the day to day stresses from modern life, weather is traffic congestions or stressful daily routines, living sculptures can be the answer to some of this challenges, design your space with tropical plants in mind.
Care & Maintenance
GENERAL CARE, MY NEW PLANT ARRIVED - Thank you for trusting Eureka Farms with your recent purchase, We grow and care for our plants and hope that you will too, our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. Plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, do not repot for 4 weeks, we recommend dropping the plant in its existing pot as is in a deco planter of your choice, allow your new arrival to gradually climatize to its new environment, humidity levels, lighting and temperatures.
• Plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, once received place in a low light area for 2-3 days before transitioning to bright light.
• Repotting / Fertilizing, once received Wait 4 weeks before repotting or fertilizing, Fertilize during Spring to Fall base on label instructions.
• Water, allow the top 1-2 inch of Soil to dry out, may take 7-12 days, water slowly to allow the soil moist evenly.
• Humidity, most Tropical plants can benefit from regular moisture, a humidifier or regular misting is recommended.
• Light, if is bright enough to read is bright enough for plants, if outdoors place in indirect sun light under Shade.
HOW TO CARE FOR DRACAENA JANET CRAIG COMPACTA- Below see details on how to keep your new arrival happy, healthy, and beautiful. If you’re a fan of Dracaena plants, you’ve probably heard of the Dracaena Song of India, Song of Jamaica, Dracaena Mass Cane, Dracaena Corn plant, Dracaena Yucca Cane, Dracaena Janet Craig, Dracaena Janet Lind, Dracaena Rikki, Dracaena Dragon Plants. If you’re looking to expand your indoor plant collection consider the Dracaena plants family, anyone of this plants will add a touch of grace and elegance to your home.
WATER MANAGEMENT FOR DRACAENA JANET CRAIG COMPACTA - Water when the top inch of soil starts to dry out, water slowly to allow the soil to moist evenly. Dracaena are relatively drought tolerant. Do not overwater as this will cause the leaf tips to blacken. Plants intended for indoor use can be watered less frequent than outdoors, frequency of watering can depend on the size of the plant, humidity levels and rate of growth. One of the most common mistakes in the care of indoor plants is overwatering, indoor plants are far more tolerant to underwatering than overwatering, Improper watering can result in fungal issues and root rot. It is recommended to monitor your houseplants and water them when they need it, rather than on a schedule. When watering plants the objective is to maintain the soil moist, a moisture meter is a great tool to utilize to reduce the guesswork, We recommend to sample the top soil an inch deep every 3-4 days, if you notice is still moist hold off on watering until it dries further, since most plants water needs may be different this is a good way to determine each individual plant water requirements.
Water Recommendations base on pot size, we suggest to utilize a soil probe initially to determine humidity levels and when to water.
6 inch Pot plants, every 4-7 Days, 10-12 inch Pot plants, every 7-12 days
LIGHT FOR DRACAENA JANET CRAIG COMPACTA - Dracaenas prefer moderate to bright indirect light, however avoid direct sunlight. Light available from a near by window or glass doors is the best option for these tropical plants, Indoor if is bright enough to read, is bright enough for plants, they can remain vibrant for may years to come. Dracaenas are also Ideal for Home or office interiors with fluorescent lighting. If kept in low light conditions reduce watering to prevent root rot. Dracaena plants can perform well outdoors under shade, direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Complete darkness is not recommended, no light means the plant can not photosynthesize and it will affect the health of the plant.
HUMIDITY FOR DRACAENA JANET CRAIG COMPACTA - Tropical Plants originate from the tropics, where humidity is very high, generally the air in our homes is dry, occasionally misting our houseplants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity, an easy solution to reduce the risk of overwatering the soil of your plants. Tropical Plants in general enjoy higher humidity levels, Always pay attention to the color and texture of the leaves on your plant. Generally Plants with brown or dry leaf tips will benefit from regular misting to keep the plant happy and thriving, preferably in the mornings to allow the foliage to completely dry out during the day.
PLACEMENT AND TEMPERATURE - Selecting the right location for your plant indoors or outdoors is very important, micro climates can affect the health of the plant, make sure the plant does not receive air draft from near by AC/Heating vents, or warm air if close to a freezer, the foliage will dehydrate faster than it can hydrate from moisture in the air or in the soil, eventually turning brown and dropping, when plants are properly watered and care for and still display signs of wilting or seem sad it may help to relocate the plant to a different area for brighter indirect light. Please note most tropical plants are from the tropics, proper moisture is required for their health and survival, we highly recommend to bring your tropical plants indoors when temperatures are expected below 45s during winter months or above 90 during summer months, extreme weather can severely damage the plant.
REPOTTING - Dracaena Plants can grow exceptionally well in pots for long periods of time, frequent repotting isn’t as necessary compared to other plants. Generally you should repot your plant when it has become excessively rootbound that its roots are overgrown, you may not need to repot for 1-2 years, do maintain a feeding schedule, the longer is kept in its existing pot the more nutrients are needed to maintain the plant happy and healthy. When repotting is due planting between spring and fall is recommended, use a potting mix with good drainage, Cactus or Succulent potting soil or indoor potting soil is recommended as long as the mix can drain freely, the objective is to avoid water log, you may increase the soil’s drainage properties by simply adding sand or perlite into the soil mix, now is a good time to integrate a slow release fertilizer in the soil, apply it base on label instructions, Most general all purpose fertilizer can work well. Select a pot 2-3 inches wider than your current pot, it should have drain holes if all possible, Do not remove all the soil from the root ball, this procedure can severely stress or may damage the plant, you may remove about an inch of the outer layer of soil as this can simulate growth, avoid planting too deep in the new pot, the top of the root ball should be level to the top of the soil in the new pot. In the event the new pot does not have drain holes you must avoid water from accumulating in the bottom of the pot, this will severely damage the plant, one possible solution is to water a fix amount of water, depending on the size of the plant 1 cup of water per gallon of soil may be sufficient once every 4-7 days. Water slowly to allow the soil to absorb the water and moist evenly, the objective is to avoid excess water build up in the bottom section of the pot.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
CLEANING, REGULAR MAINTENANCE - Dracaena Plant leaves are normally large in size and easy to clean, use caution when cleaning them to avoid damage. Simply add a few drops of dish soap to a cup of water, wet a soft cloth and manually wipe off dust off the leaves, is a simple solution that is inexpensive and works well without damaging the plant.
How to Prune Dracaena Plants
Pruning is not necessary, Dracaenas do require regular maintenance, pruning or pulling lower bottom leaves may be needed at some point to maintain the plant clean and healthy, Lower leaves will gradually yellow and decay, collapsing over time, this is a normal process as new shoots pop and form into new leaves.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - The good news is that healthy, well-cared-for plants are generally resistant to infestations. Dracaena Plants are not regularly affected by pests. in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution, add a few drops of dish soap in a cup of water and wipe off the affected areas with a soft cloth, It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.
Horticultural oils can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, if using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 3 week intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle. Both of these treatments together will be very effective.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Is it safe to ship plants by mail?
We Believe it is, let us prove it, our success rate sipping plant(s) online is well over 99%,
I placed my order, how fast can you ship?
Most orders ship within 2-3 business days from the moment orders are received, certain exceptions may apply such as weather conditions, holidays, and weekends. We ship most orders orders via FedEx Ground, UPS or USPS, we determine which carrier to use base on location and best in transit time. Estimated time for delivery is 2-6 days base on regions, for west coast areas it may take 5-6 days for arrival, for Mid to East coast regions is usually 2-3 days for orders to arrive. Once your order ships we will provide you with detail tracking information and eta updates detailing the estimated time of arrival.
Are plant(s) purchased online guarantee?
All plants are guarantee for a period of 30 days, We offer a Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.
How do you measure height for indoor plants?
For indoor plants we measure approximate height from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant.
Can I order During Winter and Summer Months?
Yes you can, however most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme cold conditions, once cold temperatures are expected to fall below freezing it will not be safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during winter months and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.
Shipping during summer months.
Most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme hot days during summer months, once temperatures are expected to rise above 90 degrees, it is not safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during extreme hot days and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.
Why are my Plant leaves drooping?
Drooping leaves are usually a sign that your plant needs water. Check the top inch of soil for dryness and water if necessary. Water slowly to allow the soil to absorb and moist evenly. Other reasons for drooping indoor plant leaves are insufficient light, air draft from near by vents or inadequate humidity.
Why do drops of water appear on my plant leaves?
This type of sweating could indicate that there is slightly too much moisture in the soil. Hold off watering until the top section of the soil is dry before watering.
We hope that you enjoy your new plants, Every plant we ship is GUARANTEE for a period of 30 DAYS from the day it is received. our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. We love our plants and we hope that you will as well, in the event your plant(s) do not arrive in healthy conditions we ask that you share images supporting the reason(s) and we will provide a replacement plant at no cost to you.
In order to ensure that plant(s) purchased from our shop will thrive for years to come is important to follow a few simple steps. Plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, do not repot plant for indoor use for 4 weeks, we recommend dropping the plant as is in its existing pot in a deco planter of your choice, allow your new arrival to gradually climatize to their new environment, humidity levels, lighting and temperatures.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our friendly customer service team is here to help.
Enjoy your Plants
Eureka Farms Team.