Dracaena golden coast
This Cornstalk dracena (Dracaena fragrans) ‘Golden Coast’ has very striking, dark green leaves with white stripes giving it a fantastic contrasting look! Lots of light but well away from direct sunlight – at least 3 metres from the window is ideal. Greenery indoors – always a perfect addition to any home!
Water your Cornstalk dracena weekly to keep it growing continuously. Feed fortnightly with plant food for green plants. Water twice a week in warm summers but really only when the potting compost feels dry to the touch. Cornstalk dracena (Dracaena fragrans) ‘Golden Coast’ has a natural dormant period in November and December and will then require less watering and no feed. In January, continue with watering and feeding again as above.
This plant requires less water, the more it is in the shade. For living rooms with humidity below 50%, spray once or twice daily. Use rain water or cooled boiled water to avoid lime marks from tap water on the leaves.
This plant will grow towards the light. You can easily prevent this by turning the whole plant once a month with a quarter turn to keep it straight.
Although a fairly large plant, the Cornstalk dracena (Dracaena fragrans) ‘Golden Coast’ will appreciate being stood outdoors on a warm but rainy day. It will really perk up after a shower.
As in its natural habitat, it will regularly lose its lower leaves – do not worry if they turn yellow and drop off, as long as it continues to make new ones.
Knowing all this, you will be able to keep your Cornstalk dracena (Dracaena fragrans ‘Golden Coast’ healthy and looking fresh for a long time.