|Dracena compacta Plant Care with Hydroponics
|Compacta’s are one of the best low light plants for interiors. That means avoid direct sun.
Low light plants always grow better in Hydroponics because of improved air circulation at the roots.
|Because Compacta’s grow in minimal light, they need less water.
Just like other low light plants, it’s imperative to allow for a dry period between waterings. Water to 1/2 on gauge. When the water gauge to read “Min” wait another 7-10 days before rewatering. Most Compacta’s need water only once every 3-4 weeks.
|Keep them warm – never go below 55 degrees. Leaves that turn black are sure signs of cold damage.
|What to Watch for:
|Although these plants resist most insects, be on the watch for Mealy bugs.
If lower leaves turn yellow faster than new growth appears, you’re probably too generous with the water. Allow for more time between waterings.