Warneckii is a popular plant for offices and homes because of its tolerance of a variety of light conditions and easy care. The most common Warneckii grows up to five feet on a cane-like stalk. Its gray-green leaves are striped with white or green. Warneckii is a popular interior plant due to its beautiful leaves also it can be grown in the form of a cane or in the form of a bush.
- Water only when the soil begins to feel dry to the touch and empty the water from the drainage dish about 30 minutes after watering the plant. Keep the soil moist (but not wet) at all times. If the leaves develop black spots the plant may not be getting enough water. Occasional misting is beneficial.
- Light shade or indirect light are the best choices for this plant although they will tolerate full shade. If the Dracaena warneckii receives too much light, the leaves can appear bleached. If this happens, move the plant away from the light source.
- Maintain average air temperatures and don't expose the plant to temperatures below 55 degrees. They like average temperatures of 55 - 65 degrees and higher humidity.
- Fertilize the Dracaena Warneckii each month between spring and fall with a liquid fertilizer at half strength.
- Wipe the dracaena's leaves once each week with a damp cloth to remove any accumulated dust. Wet the cloth with fluoride-free water to avoid staining the leaves and don't allow the leaves to remain wet for more than 10 hours.
One problem with these plants is getting brown tips and yellow edges on the leaves. The cause of this may be that the plant isn't getting enough humidity. Warneckii likes high humidity. Under watering and being too cold can have similar effects on this plant.