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Indoor dracaena Sandera, whose Latin name is Dracaena sanderiana, is a herbaceous plant belonging to the genus Dracaena (Dracaena) and the family Ruscaceae.
This widespread perennial indoor plant can reach a height of 1 m. Dracaena Sander has slightly twisted leaves with gray-green color. The length of the leaves does not exceed 20 cm. The stem part is fleshy, which is the hallmark of this plant.
Dracaena is characterized by unpretentiousness, but requires good lighting and regular ventilation of the room. Easily adapts to dry air and does not need constant spraying.
Dracaena Sander - The Talisman of Happiness
Dracaena Sander is often called the talisman of good luck. It is generally accepted that this houseplant is able to attract success and good fortune into a home.
According to the Feng Shui theory, the owners of the home in which Dracaena Sandera grows expect financial well-being. Also, this plant serves as a magnet that attracts happiness, love, friendship and longevity. Among the Chinese, dracaena is considered the most desirable and expensive gift for any holiday. Five of these plants are the key to wealth and prosperity, three dracaena are considered a symbol of happiness, and seven "talismans of happiness" attract positive emotions.
Dracaena Sander: how to care
The main methods of reproduction
The most popular method of propagating Sander’s room dracaena is cuttings.
Dracaena Sanderiana is easily propagated by the apical part. To do this, cut off the top of the plant, departing about 15 cm from the very top. The cut stalk is placed in water with "Heteroauxin", and after the formation of roots, it is planted in nutritious soil for palm trees or dracaena.
You can propagate Dracaena Sanderiana with stem cuttings. Most often, this method is used for the death of the apex. Using a sharp knife, the stem part of the plant should be divided into several cuttings, which can be rooted using water and stimulants, as well as by direct planting in the soil mixture. The second method is simpler, but less effective.
Dracaena Sanderiana is very unpretentious and is able to survive even in fairly adverse conditions. However, in order to get a beautiful and elegant indoor plant, it is important to follow the basic simple rules of care.
Watering should be carried out as necessary. It is important not to allow the soil in the flower pot to dry completely. The main difference between Sander dracaena and other varieties of indoor dracaena is the significant amount of warm water used for irrigation.
A room dracaena of this species is very fond of light and responds very well to high-quality lighting. However, the plant should be protected from direct exposure to sunlight, which can injure the leaves and leave ugly burn spots on them. Besides, direct sunlight quite often causes dehydration of the plant.
For dressing this indoor flower, it is recommended to use fertilizers that are intended for application under plants of the genus Dracaena. Growing plants need monthly fertilization. In the summer, top dressing is carried out at least twice a month. In winter, a plant is enough to feed four weeks.
Temperature and humidity
Valid temperature range is from 18 to 30 degrees. As a rule, Dracaena Sander does not require the creation of special temperature conditions and perfectly adapts to the standard temperature for a living room. Even the presence of dry air in the apartment does not cause this indoor plant any particular inconvenience. There is no need to spray Sander dracaena, and you can remove dust from the leaves with a normal wet sponge.
We also offer you to learn about the features of cultivation of compacta dracaena.
Pest and Disease Control
Dracaena Sanderiana is very rarely affected by pests and diseases. On plants with a dense crown, although rare, a scab or a spider mite may appear. You can remove these pests by treating the leaves with a soapy solution.
It should be noted that a fairly common problem when growing Sander’s room dracaena rotting of the stem of the plant becomes which is the result of significant waterlogging of the soil or a high level of water in the flower pot. In order to reanimate dracaena, it is recommended to cut off the decaying part and transplant the plant into a fresh soil mixture. You should be aware that this problem is a reason for reviewing all plant care activities.
How to form a composition from Dracaena Sander
Dracaena Sander is very unpretentious, and therefore it can be recommended as a plant for beginner gardeners. Performing basic grooming procedures will ensure the flower's health and beautiful appearance.