Compacta as the name suggests is a compact version of Dracaena fragrans. It has a thick green stem and superb, dense clumps of short, dark green leaves. This is one variety of Dracaena whose leaves are not variegated; instead you get a wonderful rich and deep glossy green leaf.
Compacta is very definitely a stylish option and looks stunning in modern, contemporary settings. Dracaena Compacta likes bright conditions and enjoys slightly raised humidity. Like all Dracaena it helps purify the surrounding air.
Light: Dracaena Compacta likes bright, indirect light. It will tolerate some light shade.
Water: Water when the soil starts to dry out at the top, water well and allow to drain thoroughly. Dracaena are relatively drought tolerant. Do not over water as this will cause the leaf tips to blacken.
Temperature: Average household temperatures between 16-24°C but can cope with as low as 12°C for short periods.
Humidity: Increase humidity levels via a pebble tray and mist regularly, especially if the heating is on.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Care tips: Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Cut back by removing the top of the plant if it grows too tall. Don't use leaf shine on these plants.
Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 1-2m. Very slow growing.
Toxicity: The sap is toxic to animals. It is not considered poisonous to humans but should not be ingested.
Origin: Tropical Africa.