A birthday gift from my husband! This compact variety is promoted as a low-light plant, but research shows that it needs a little more than that to prevent leaf yellowing. Dracaena compacta requires the right balance of light, water and humidity to survive, so I’ll be watching it carefully over the next few months, rotating it often to get light exposure on all sides.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!