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Houseplant Care Tips

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Warneckei Plant Care

Common Name: Warneckei
Scientific Name: Dracaena Deremensis
Lighting: Moderate
Water: Moderate to Low



Warneckei's are one of my favorite houseplants. I have in actuality six of them, split into two pots. They are extremely easy to care for as well as a great houseplant to look at. Long spearlike foliage with lime green and dark green colors characterize the most common varieties of the Warneckei. Its foliage is also wider than other Dracaena varieties. There are also plants with green and white foliage. These houseplants are said to be slow growers, however mine have grown considerably fast.


Warneckei's prefer medium indirect light. They will grow fine in lower light levels, however they will not be as healthy thus beautiful. Do not place this plant in an area that receives a large amount of direct sunlight. This can burn the leaves. Also, as with many houseplants, be sure to keep away from drafts and heating / cooling vents.


The Warneckei does not need frequent watering. I give mine a good watering once every week and a half to two weeks. If the ends begin to yellow or brown, you are probably over watering the plant. If the foliage begins to become a solid yellow or brown you are under watering it. If leaves begin coloring you may simply remove the whole leaf at the stalk without damaging the plant. Another point to remember is that Warneckei's are touchy to fluoridated or chlorinated water, so be sure to use distilled or water not treated when watering.


Overall, this is a great houseplant. Easy to care for and adds the perfect touch to a room, no matter what type of decor style you are looking for.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

The bottom leaves of my Warneckei
plant are all brown. Can I cut the stem? Will the plant grow back healthy. Thank you for any info.

SN

11:05 AM  
Blogger drayas said...

SN,

I wouldn't cut the stem. My Warneckei's lower leaves every once and a while seem to do the same thing. So as you can see from the second picture I have on the post, the back one has no lower leaves. I simply remove the browned leaves.

I'm not sure if this is something I'm doing to the plant or just part of the aging process because I have seen other people's Warneckei's the same way.

If any of the other readers can provide a little insight that would be great.

Thank you,
drayas

3:35 PM  
Blogger Haroon Iqbal said...

I would like some help in understanding what is wrong with my plant. The tips are burnt and it has been watered when the soil was dry (checked by hand). Placed besides a window getting the sunlight through it. My wife thinks it is normal if they are old leaves, but the tips are same for new leaves. Please review the images. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiqbal/3672463372/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiqbal/3671655073/

11:42 AM  

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