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Dracaena 'Janet Craig Compacta'

Dracaena fragrans 'Janet Craig'

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Quick Description

Known for their air-purifying abilities, Janet Craig Compacta's dark green leaves are a perfect accent to any room.

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Dracaena JCC
  • Binomial Name: Dracaena fragrans ‘Janet Craig’
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright to medium, indirect
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of soil to dry
  • Pet Friendly: No

Known for their air-purifying abilities, Janet Craig's dark green leaves are a perfect accent to any room. They have been around for many years and received an easy to care for reputation. Extremely popular as an office plant due to their ability to adapt to all light conditions. The Dracaena JCC makes the perfect housewarming gift and beginner plant. 

PlantX Top Tip: To prevent tipping (yellowing of leaf tips) get in the habit of watering on a predictable schedule. 

How often should I water my Dracaena Janet Craig?

We suggest letting the top 2” of the soil become dry in between watering. Water thoroughly and discard any excess water. If you notice dark brown spots with yellow around them, your plant may be showing signs of fluoride toxicity.

How to Care for Dracaena JCC

  • Light: Prefers bright to medium indirect light. No direct sun as the leaves can burn.
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings and division
  • Repotting: This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Remove dried or damaged leaves by firmly grasping the leaf at its base and gently tugging. 
  • Toxicity: Toxic. Always keep plants away from children and pets.

Dracaena JCC - Common Problems

Why are the young leaves shedding and falling: This could be a sign of underwatering and lack of light. If this is the case, move your plant to a brighter location and change your watering routine. If the old leaves are shedding and falling, don’t be alarmed. This is a natural process that happens due to maturity.

Why are the tips of the leaves turning yellow and brown: Dracaenas can be sensitive to tap water. If this continues, switch to using distilled water, rainwater, or set a glass of water out overnight to reduce the chlorine content. Ensure your watering routine is consistent.

How often should I fertilize my Dracaena: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Scale, spider mites, and thrips.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water my Dracaena Janet Craig?

We suggest letting the top 2” of the soil become dry in between watering. Water thoroughly and discard any excess water. If you notice dark brown spots with yellow around them, your plant may be showing signs of fluoride toxicity.

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