Dracaena Janet Craig
Name: Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’
Janet Craig is one of the most popular Draceanas used indoors, likely due to it’s ability to grow in low light and tolerate considerable dryness.
It is a medium sized Draceana, usually planted with 3 to 5 stalks per pot. It’s leaves are dark green, approximately 2 feet in length and about 3 inches wide, and cascade downward gently from the stalk.
The “Compacta” variety is, like its name suggests, is a compact smaller version, growing about only 1 foot tall with small leaves tight to the stalk.
The temperature requirements for Janet Craig is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.
The wide leaves on Dracaenas can and do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves down regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.
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