Common Name: Dracaena Sol Cane
Botanical Name: Dracaena massangeana ‘Sol’
Maybe you've been searching for a plant that stands out amongst the rest of your houseplants! If so, we have the most incredible indoor plant for you that is not just very easy to care for (which is already appealing), but Dracaena Sol Cane has the structure and bold colors that will set it apart from your other plants. It requires minimal time and effort to keep it healthy, so this plant is perfect for you!
As it thrives most in filtered, bright, indirect light, keep your Dracaena Sol Cane out of any direct light. Direct sunlight exposure can damage the leaves (unless the plant was initially grown in the direct sun). Put your plant by a window that faces north or east, where it can get bright, filtered light!
Water your Dracaena Sol Cane once a week when it is growing season (spring and summer). You can reduce how often you water your plant in the fall and winter months. Let it go longer between waterings during this time. Be sure not to overwater this plant as it can cause root rot, so don't let the soil become too moist.
For Dracaena Sol Cane, we suggest you use a well-draining potting mix that lets extra water flow out easily. This mixture includes peat moss, perlite, orchid bark, or coarse sand. The ideal pH level for Dracaena Sol Cane is around 6.0 to 7.0.
The ideal temperature for Dracaena Sol Cane ranges between 65 and 80 degrees. However, it can handle a bit of colder temperatures, down to 60 degrees, for a short time. Avoid temperatures between 50 degrees, as your plant can become damaged or even die in colder conditions.
You should aim to provide your Dracaena Sol Cane with a humidity level of around 50% (or higher). This helps to replicate the tropical environment in which this plant came from. To increase the humidity levels, you can mist your plant's leaves, provide it with a humidity tray, use a room humidifier, or group multiple plants together. These are all ways to increase the levels of humidity that your plant craves!
It's not necessary to fertilize your Dracaena Sol Cane often, but it will benefit from you feeding it once every 2 to 4 weeks during the spring and summer months. Fertilize your plant using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer equal to nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Typically a general-purpose liquid fertilizer works best for this type of houseplant!
Although it depends on growing conditions, care, and the plant's age, Dracaena Sol Cane can reach a mature height of 3 to 5 feet (90 to 150 cm) when grown as a houseplant. The speed at which this plant produces is usually slow and even slower in indoor settings. Be patient, as this plant could take many years to reach its full mature height potential.
Pet Friend or Foe
Dracaena Sol Cane plants are toxic to pets! Foe!
- Rotate your Dracaena Sol Cane plant to keep the growth even and prevent it from leaning towards the light source. Rotate the pot occasionally so that all sides receive the right light.
- Although this plant can tolerate some temperature fluctuations, we suggest you provide it with a stable environment. Don't put your plant near open windows or air conditioning vents.
- Additionally, in extremely hot weather, give your plant some shade or move the plant to a slightly colder spot!