Due to its stylish appearance suiting modern apartments. Dracaena Compacta is one of the most well loved houseplants. According to many popular views it is also a plant that is quite easy to grow.
This plant is highly distinguishable from most other interior Dracaena, having a green stem and very tightly compacted clumping leaves that are only 2 to 4 inches in length from the base of the cane.
It has a very distinct shapely look that is very popular in contemporary designs.
Dracaenas are generally slow growing indoor plants, Compacta is possibly the slowest growing of common indoor Dracaena. This plant is also one of the most expensive indoor Dracaena.
In general Compacta is a houseplant that can be described as doing best when kept on the dryer end of the water spectrum, however it does well with a consistent watering schedule
Rotate to maintain balance and distribute light evenly around the entire plant.
Dust your plant to keep it looking green and shiny.Start from the top and go down the foliage with a duster, a bit of detailed dusting may be needed to get into the tight leaf bases.
Yellow Leaves or full brown leaves should be completely removed. This is commonly a symptom of under watering at some point.
No need to fertilize often in most interior situations. Even in high light it is rare to find a Compacta that is active enough indoors to process nutrients sufficiently from the soil, adding nutrient will most likely cause leaf spots and chemical burn. Even more rare is to find that this plant has been active enough and lasted long enough to have used it’s pots nutrients. So take it out when fertilizing and leave out for a while before bringing it indoors.
Given the proper attention and living space Compacta can make for an interesting and visually striking houseplant.