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Happy Plant Care

Posted by Hulya Mehmet on

Happy Plants vary in size, shape, and color, but all share a main characteristic–their long leaves grow outward and up from a central stalk, or cane. The canes are sturdy, lending an unexpected architectural element to the whimsical foliage.

 

Light

Your Dracaena Fragrans (Happy Plant) prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Brown spots on the leaves or pale, bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Leaves with less variegation, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.

Water

Water your plant thoroughly and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again. In low light, allow the soil to dry completely before watering. Water your plant less in the winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off, as well as root rot, and the eventual death of the plant.

Humidity

Your Happy Plant will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.

Temperature

This plant likes average room temperatures between 15-25 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 10 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters can damage the leaves.

Food

Happy Plants needs very little plant food. Feed once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Too much fertilizer can cause the leaf tips to burn.

Toxicity

Happy Plant leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

Additional Care

If you find the tips of your Dracaena’s leaves begin to turn brown, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water, or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.


 

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