What is this plant? Gold Dust Dracaena
I bought this plant in the sale bin at the grocery store and it didn’t come with a tag. I can’t figure out what plant this is. Do you have any idea as to what it could be? Thank you
Your plant is a very different kind of dracaena called a Dracaena godseffiana or Gold Dust Dracaena. Here are some care tips to help it grow.
Light: Bright indirect light but no direct sun
Water: Water when the top 1″-2″ of soil is dry. Water well until the water comes out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Never allow the plant to sit in the excess water for more than 5 minutes. Dracaenas are very sensitive to fluoride in the water. If your household water contains fluoride, allow it to sit out 24 hours before using it. Using water with fluoride in it causes leaf tips to turn yellow.
Feeding: Like all dracaenas, a Gold Dust dracaena should not be fertilized during the winter and fall. Feed monthly in the spring and summer with a balanced liquid plant food diluted to 1/2 the suggested strength. Be sure the soil is damp when you fertilize to prevent leaf tips from becoming discolored.
Humidity: These plants prefer high humidity if possible.
Temperature: Regular household temperatures are fine. Keep away from cold drafts in the winter or the leaves may become damaged.