Sisters, but not twins! The Janet Craig Compacta has all the same attributes as her long leafed sister. However, the leaves remain compact.
If you are a busy individual that's always on the go and rarely home this plant is the perfect addition to your home. Not only can it tolerate some neglect and the tad forgetfulness. It continues to grow until you can catch up again!
Grow pot size: 17 cm
Overall height including grow pot: 60-65 cm
Toxicity: Keep away from nibbly pets and curious children.
Key Benefits of Janet Craig Compacta
The Dracaena Janet Craig helps clean the air in your home by filtering impurities like Formaldehyde, Benzene, Formaldehyde and Carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Its leaves are also great at releasing moisture and trapping dust keeping nasties away from your lungs and surfaces.
Janet Craig Compacta Plant Care Tips
This plant can tolerate lower light conditions but the more light it receives, the happier it will be. So the ideal spot is bright with filtered light. Keep it away from direct sunlight to prevent scorched leaves.
Let the top of the soil dry out before every watering session and then, let the water drain. The Dracaena will not appreciate wet feet.
Warmer temperatures are preferred, ideally between 13 and 30ºC
Once a month, during the growing season, feed it with an all-purpose fertilizer. Do not fertilise it in the winter.
This plant doesn’t require any pruning. Dust the leaves every few weeks to keep them nice and glossy!
Check every 18month if your plant requires a new pot, remember this plant is slow-growing, and may not be ready for a bigger pot.
The Janet Craig Compacta Story
Where is the Janet Craig Compacta from?
The Janet Craig compacta is a Dwarf species within the Dracena genus, Originating in South-East Africa!
Who is Janet Craig Plant?
Is a slower-growing shrub plant. Often grown with multi-stem bases.
These thick caned plants can be commonly found in office buildings and front foyers. They are shade tolerant making them the perfect addition to any corner or unused space.
The compact nature of their leaves is perfect for smaller spaces.
Good For You!
Air Purifying: The Janet Craig Compacta Dracena is well documented as a strong Air Purifier. This plant filters airborne toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde helping you feel better!
Is the Janet Craig Compacta the right plant for me?
As a rule, Dracena plants make for excellent houseplants. This dwarf species is excellent for smaller flats or offices where there is not an abundance of additional space.
If you are looking for something to brighten up dreary corners of your home. Or are a busy jet setter and are not always home. This is the plant for you!
How tall does it grow? This slow-growing plant can reach up to 15 meters in its natural habitat. Expect a mature plant to reach 1.5-2 meters in your home.
This would take decades to happen. So don’t fret your little compact plant won’t be reaching for the ceiling anytime soon.
Prefers bright to medium indirect light. No direct sun as the leaves can burn.
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
Toxic. Always keep plants away from children and pets.
Remove dried or damaged leaves by firmly grasping the leaf at its base and gently tugging.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.