The Red Star Dracaena houseplant is an attractive type of plant and provides garden appeal. The shape is minimalist and beautiful with long leaves like pineapple leaves, but this is not a pineapple but an ornamental plant.
If you are interested in adding it to your list of plants to decorate your garden, read on this article to the end for information about Red Star Dracaena.
About Red Star Dracaena Plants
It is an ornamental plant with characteristic deep red, almost burgundy leaves. Long leaf shape like a sword (Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’). When it grows with lots of leaves, it seems to increase the enthusiasm for your life. To add to the beautiful nuance, you can plant plants with colored flowers around them. When the blooming season, your garden will look very attractive.
Cordyline australis is a plant species similar to the Red Star Dracaena. This is a plant with the name dracaena or palm. The Red Star dracaena palm is a type of cordyline plant. It looks like these two types of houseplants are close cousins.
Cordylines are different from most other dracaena plants. It is usually used as an outdoor plant, except for plants with the name “Ti” (pronounced “tee”).
Growing Red Star Dracaena
The best zones for growing Red Star Dracaena plants are USDA zones 9 to 11. These plants are great for planting in your driveway, you can frame your driveway with these plants. Can also be planted in pots and placed in the room such as beside the bed or beside the dining table. There is also a mention that the Red Star Dracaena plant can grow in zone 8. It may also be viable but adequate protection must be provided when winter temperatures below 35 F come.
If you are growing Red Star Dracaena in containers, it should be transported indoors when it is winter to prevent death. This plant even though the trunk grows large, it cannot withstand severe chills of up to 1 C.
Red Star Dracaena Care
One important care method is to water regularly during the growing season. This depends on how much sunlight you consume, if the soil is dry, of course it’s time to water. If you plant Red Star Dracaena in pots, it will consume more water and more often as it will dry out quickly. It’s different if you plant in open land outside the room, it will be more resistant without watering (but if it grows well).
In addition, the maintenance that needs to be considered is that the pot used must be well drained. Likewise, if you plant in the ground, pay attention to the soil so that it is well drained so that it is not flooded (10-10-10).
The Red Star Dracaena does not require pruning, but it is not impossible. You can do this pruning if you want, and the plant will spread sideways. Then, each piece of the stem is very easy to grow. If you want to multiply the Red Star Dracaena plant, you can plant the cuttings and it will quickly take root.
If you know that winter is coming, then immediately bring this plant into the room. Don’t let winter attack these plants. Pay attention to watering, during winter hold and stop watering because the Dracaena Red Star is not active.
However, if it’s hot summer, try to keep the plants moist. To maintain moisture, you can use mulch, just use natural mulch such as gravel or small stones that are placed at the bottom of the stem.