Dracaena surculosa - Florida Beauty
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An affordable option to add colour to any room!
Common Names: Florida Beauty, Gold Dust, Spotted Dracaena
Growth: Upwards, branching
Foot Candles: 50 - 150
Water: Let dry partially
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 16°C - 25°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter, living wall
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Desktop plant, interior bed filler
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot if sitting in water. Cold drafts cause brown tips, full-sun can scorch leaves, too little light can cause stretching. Very susceptible to fluoride.
Comments: An interesting form of Dracaena that will branch out and grow more like a shrub. The speckled pattern often resembles a galaxy or night sky. Flowers more often than other Dracaenas and will produce small-medium sized orange fruit after flowering. The flowers will add some interest but it is mainly grown for foliage. The fruit, as well as the rest of the plant is moderately poisonous.
Toxicity: Non-toxic for humans but for pets it will cause vomiting (occasionally with blood), depression, anorexia, hyper-salivation, and dilated pupils in cats.