Dracaena surculosa

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12cm pot - 40cm tall £17.99 £15.29
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Buy Dracaena surculosa dragon tree: More like a bamboo than a dracaena

  • Position: bright indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 40cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    Unlike many of the other dracaenas, this one does not produce a stout stem that's topped with a cluster of strap-shaped foliage. Instead, it forms a loose clump of stems, which have lush green oval leaves that become attractively patterned with yellowish green freckles. An easy to grow and undemanding plant, it will add an oriental feel to the indoor display.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water well in the growing season, but less so in winter. Misting the leaves with water will help keep the humidity levels high, as well as keeping the leaves dust-free. Repot in spring every couple of years and keep temperatures above 10°C in winter.

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Notes on Dracaena surculosa

"NASA research has found that Dracaenas are one of the most efficient indoor plants for filtering formaldehyde (which is often found in fibreboard and plywood) from the air."

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Dear, I've got a dracaena surculosa a week ago. I watered as soon as I got it as the the soil was dry. That was the only time the plant was watered. I left pot out of the vase for the water to drain. The plant should be watered tomorrow again as I'm doing once a week. The plant is in a bright spot. Today I noticed the end of some leaves are brown and some are turning yellow. I'm not sure if I underwater or if it can be something else Regards


Browning and yellowing of leaves is often a sign that the plant is not getting enough water. Also, as pot plants are watered so often, nutrients tend to be lost from the soil very rapidly. Try misting the leaves with water, this will help keep the humidity levels high and add a slow release fertiliser to the compost so that the plant can access nutrients as required.


Hello, I have overwatered some plants and some leaves became yellow and others brown. I've managed to change the soil. How long should I wait for watering the plant again? Sincerly


Thanks for getting in touch - if the compost has been changed, you'll still need to water it and make sure the plant does not sit in water. If you can water with rainwater.


Hello, I've noticed that for the last few days my Dracena Surculosa had some yellow leaves and it turned brown. What's happening with the plant and how to save it? Kind regards

Nefelin the newbie

The most common cause of yellowing leaves among Dracaena plants is overwatering. Dracaena likes to be kept damp (but not wet or saturated).Yellow and browning leaves are the first sign that root rot may be occurring. I would suggest placing your plant on a tray of gravel to ensure the plant does not sit in water. This will also encourage greater air flow under the plant.


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