Dracaena Colorama
Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

Dracaena Colorama

Welcome to our guide to the Dracaena Colorama, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs.

Dracaena Colorama Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight, some early morning direct.
Watering needs:Check soil each week, only water if dry all the way down.
Fertilizer:Feed a well diluted, balanced feed every 3 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of cactus and succulent soil and normal potting compost.
Humidity:40-50%.
Temperature:16-26°C (61-79°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Colorama Marginata
Common issues:Overwatering causing root rot.

Introduction

The Dracaena Colorama is an easy to look after plant, known for its striking pink and green leaves.

See also: Trachyandra Tortilis, Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig), Tigers Jaw Succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood.

Light Needs

Give it bright indirect sunlight, they can tolerate some early morning direct sun too.

How Often To Water Dracaena Colorama

They like to dry out before you water them again. Check the soil each week, only water it if it is dry all the way down.

Fertilizer

Feed them a well diluted, balanced feed every 3 weeks in spring and summer.

Soil

You can use a mix of cactus and succulent soil and normal potting compost. They like to be well draining, but not quite as much has a normal cactus soil. Mix is a third normal compost to two thirds cactus and succulent compost.

When to Repot Dracaena Colorama

They will not need to be repotted yearly, but you can check the roots once a year to make sure they are not getting crowded. If they do get crowded, give them a pot one or two sizes bigger.

Humidity

40-50% is ideal humidity, they do not need to be very humid.

Temperature

A good daytime range is 16-26°C (61-79°F). Aim to keep them above 12°C (54°F) at night.

How to Propagate Dracaena Colorama

You can propagate them with stem cuttings. Take a top cutting and let the wound heal for a couple of days. Once healed you can put them in soil to root. Keep it moist and quite humid and well lit and it should root well over a 2 or 3 months.

Other Names

Colorama Marginata

Dracaena Colorama Height

They can grow to a meter in height (just over 3 feet).

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering causing root rot is a common issue, do not water them unless the soil is already ry.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Trachyandra Tortilis, Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig), Tigers Jaw Succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood.

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