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Dracaena 'Malaika'

Dracaena 'Malaika'

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Description: Dracaena 'Malaika' is a stunning and elegant houseplant prized for its graceful foliage and air-purifying qualities. Belonging to the Asparagaceae family, this cultivar features long, lance-shaped leaves with striking variegation of green and cream, creating a sophisticated and timeless appearance. Dracaena 'Malaika' is an excellent choice for plant enthusiasts looking to add a touch of tropical beauty and freshness to their indoor spaces, while also enjoying the benefits of improved indoor air quality and easy care requirements.

🌿 Botanical Name: Dracaena 'Malaika'

💧 Care Level: Easy. Dracaena 'Malaika' is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to indoor environments.

📏 Size: Dracaena 'Malaika' typically grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm) with a spread of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm), although size may vary depending on growing conditions and care.

☀️ Light: Dracaena 'Malaika' thrives in moderate to bright, indirect light. Place it near a north- or east-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight or artificial light. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, it may result in slower growth and less vibrant foliage.

💧 Water: Keep the soil evenly moist during the growing season (spring and summer), but avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Water Dracaena 'Malaika' when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry to the touch, and allow excess water to drain away freely.

💦 Humidity: Dracaena 'Malaika' prefers moderate humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, using a humidity tray, or placing the plant in a room with a humidifier, especially during dry indoor conditions.

🌡️ Temperature: Dracaena 'Malaika' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as these can stress the plant.

❄️ Hardiness: Dracaena 'Malaika' is best grown indoors in most climates. It is not frost-tolerant and should be protected from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

🌱 Soil: Plant Dracaena 'Malaika' in well-draining, peat-based potting mix with added perlite or sand for improved drainage. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Dracaena 'Malaika' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization frequency in the fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance and overall health. Prune back leggy growth to encourage a bushier habit.

🌱 Propagation: Dracaena 'Malaika' can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) stem cuttings with at least one node and plant them in moist potting mix. Keep the cuttings warm and humid until new roots develop.

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