This hardy decorative houseplant, formerly called a Pleomele reflexa, is native to Madigascar, Mauritius, and other islands of the Indian Ocean.
A Dracaena reflexa likes bright indirect light but no direct sun.
Like all dracaenas, the reflexa likes to be kept on the dry side. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Over- watering, resulting in root rot, is the main reason this plant dies.
65°F (18.3°C) – 85°F (29.4°C). Temperatures below 55°F (12.8°C) can damage the leaves. Avoid cold drafts and heaters.
Does well in basic household humidity, but grows faster and leaves look better in higher humidity
Sometimes scale, Mealy Bugs, spider mites can be an issue.
Dracaenas, especially when they are misted, may get fusarium Leaf Spot Disease. This fungal infection causes water-soaked leaf spots on young leaves. As the spots become larger, they turn reddish-brown or tan and frequently have a yellow margin.
Use a loose, quick-draining soil to prevent over-watering and root rot. If your regular soil seems heavy, add some sand.
Dracaenas like being root-bound in small pots. Move your plant to the next size pot once the roots have filled the existing container.
Dracaenas are stalk plants so it is natural for bottom leaves to turn yellow and drop off as long as you are getting new growth at the top of the plant. Pruning plant tips helps the plant stay bushy and full.
All dracaena plants help clean the air of harmful toxins.