Dracaena Compacta – Medium –


Dracaena compacta

D. fragrans – Corn Plant – Happy Plant – This erect, evergreen shrub or small tree, from Africa grows 15-50′ feet tall and 3-10′ feet wide. It is very sparsely branched when young, with spreading to strongly arching, inversely lance shaped, keeled, glossy, mid green leaves, 8-48″ long and 4″ wide, confined to upper parts of the stems. When mature, it bears strongly scented, ½” wide, yellow flowers, in erect to arching, branched or unbranched terminal panicles, to 20″ long in summer, followed by spherical orange-red fruit.

Indoors. Grow in soil based potting mix in full light with shade from hot sun and moderate humidity. Green leaves plants tolerate slightly lower light levels. From spring to autumn, water freely, applying a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly, water sparingly in winter.

zone 14-15