The Dragon Tree, with its striking architectural form and easy-care nature, is a bold statement piece for your indoor space. Revel in the unique beauty as you follow these growing instructions to ensure your Dragon Tree stands tall and adds a touch of drama to your home.
Light: Place your Dragon Tree in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but it thrives best with moderate to bright, filtered light. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.
Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Water thoroughly, and ensure proper drainage to prevent water logging. Dragon Trees prefer slightly drier conditions, so be cautious not to overwater. In the growing season, water more frequently, and reduce watering in the winter when the plant is in a resting phase.
Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for tropical plants or a general-purpose potting soil works well. Repot your Dragon Tree every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its current pot.
Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C). Dragon Trees adapt well to normal household humidity levels. Regular misting or placing a tray of water nearby can enhance humidity.
Fertilizing: Feed your Dragon Tree with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Withhold fertilizer in the winter when growth slows.
Pruning: Prune your Dragon Tree to maintain its shape and remove any yellowing or leggy growth. Regular pruning encourages a well-defined and attractive appearance.
Pets: Dragon Trees can be toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of curious animals.