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What are some tips for dracaena tree care?

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Some tips for dracaena plant care include giving it moderate light, keeping it at temperatures from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, watering it well regularly and fertilizing it twice a month during the growing season. Prune it for height by cutting off the top, which also encourages bushier growth.

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Plant a dracaena plant outdoors in a location with consistently mild temperatures or plant it in a pot that can be taken indoors during very hot or cold weather. Plant it in well-drained soil or potting mix in a container with drainage holes, and place it in a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight such as a south- or east-facing window. Make sure that the temperature of the location doesn't get warmer than 75 degrees Fahrenheit, which means avoiding west-facing windows that become overly warm in the afternoon.

Water the plant only when the top 2 inches of soil starts to dry out about once a week. Water it deeply until moisture seeps from the drainage holes, and empty the tray so that the plant doesn't sit in the water. Reduce watering in the winter, and mist the foliage with water to make up for dry winter air. Fertilize the plants with a general-purpose liquid fertilizer every two to four weeks during the spring and summer, and allow the plant to go dormant during the winter.

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