One of the more colourful and unusual species of Dracaena, with silver and mint green hues running up the entirety of the plant. The dark outer part of the leaf brings out the dual white streaks, and creates a striking appearance on the floret shaped heads.
Incredibly versatile in terms of its light tolerance, and will grow upwards very slowly, even with the boost of a self-watering system to help it along. Instead, patience will reward you with multi-tiered heads of foliage, as well as new shoots from the central stems. Place in a brighter spot for more shimmering silver, or a darker spot for a more pronounced contrast in the leaves.
Temperature Keep it as warm as possible, but don’t worry too much. It’s not as sensitive to cold as other plants. During winter, try to avoid the ends of the leaves directly touching windows, as the cold will turn the tips brown.
WateringWater when the soil is dry and never let it sit in standing water, especially if it is going to be getting cold. It will dry out faster when the plant is growing or if it is hotter or brighter, so use your intuition when it comes to watering in relation to its surroundings. It is a fairly forgiving plant when it comes to over or under watering though, and can go a while in dry soil without long term damage.
Feeding Not overly dependent on extra nutrients to thrive, but you’ll see extra bursts of that lovely silver colour if you feed it when it’s growing. In most cases, this is just during spring and summer.
Tips It’s quite normal in larger plants to have some browning of the tips. If you have fully brown leaves, pull them at the base of the leaf to easily remove them. If an entire head goes brown, cut it off.
Light Level Will take a huge variety of light conditions, from shady spots with minimal light to bright spots (although midday sun every day will eventually scorch the leaves). You may notice it going brighter or darker based on its conditions. The more light it has, the more water it will need.