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Dracaena 'Tornado'

Dracaena 'Tornado'

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Description: Dracaena 'Tornado' is a captivating and unique houseplant prized for its striking foliage and tropical appeal. Belonging to the Asparagaceae family, this cultivar features slender, cane-like stems adorned with clusters of long, sword-shaped leaves characterized by swirling patterns of green and yellow, reminiscent of a whirlwind or tornado. Dracaena 'Tornado' adds a dynamic and eye-catching element to any indoor space, making it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts seeking to add a touch of drama and sophistication to their home or office environment.

🌿 Botanical Name: Dracaena 'Tornado' (Dracaena marginata 'Tornado')

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

📏 Size: Dracaena 'Tornado' typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet (90 to 180 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 'Tornado' thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a south- or west-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: Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly until excess water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Reduce watering frequency in the winter months when growth slows down.

💦 Humidity: Dracaena 'Tornado' 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 'Tornado' 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 'Tornado' 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 'Tornado' 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 'Tornado' 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 'Tornado' 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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