Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' | Dracaena surculosa

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' | Dracaena surculosa

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A slow-growing houseplant with bamboo-like stems and large leaves, dark green and dappled with delicate cream flecks. Growing Pot Size: 10 cm Key Information A medium-sized houseplant, growing up to 60cm tall and 30cm in spread. A lover of bright sunlight to enhance the unique variegation of the leaves. Moderate...
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Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' | Dracaena surculosa

A slow-growing houseplant with bamboo-like stems and large leaves, dark green and dappled with delicate cream flecks.

Growing Pot Size: 10 cm

Key Information

  • A medium-sized houseplant, growing up to 60cm tall and 30cm in spread.
  • A lover of bright sunlight to enhance the unique variegation of the leaves.
  • Moderate care level requirement
  • Mildly toxic. Keep out of reach from children and pets.
  • Growing Pot Size: 10 cm

Where is it from?

The Dracaena ‘Florida Beauty’, also known as Dracaena ‘Gold Dust’ is a tropical plant native to western regions of the African rainforest. 

Dracaena: The Female Dragon

The name Dracaena comes from the Ancient Greek word 'drakaina' meaning ‘Female Dragon’ and the Dracaena genus contains 40 different species of plants. Fierce and hardy, yet graceful all the same. Do you know the female dragon in you?

Is this the right plant for me?

The Dracaena ‘Florida Beauty’ requires a little more care and attention than some houseplants, but find her the right spot in your home and you are all set. This is a plant that requires lots of bright sunlight to maintain the characteristic variegation of its leaves. A touch of direct sunlight won’t hurt it, but too much will cause premature leaf drop. Remember, this is a plant native to tropical environments - think dense jungle floors where direct sunlight is blocked by the branching canopies of other plants. 

Dracaena ‘Florida Beauty’ also likes to have space for her roots to grow, so she will benefit from being placed in a larger pot. This is not a plant to simply fill a random corner in your home, but a plant to enliven a sunlit window sill or cabinet surface. 

Plant Care Tips: 

  • Light: Dracaena ‘Florida Beauty’ has high light requirements to maintain the beautiful variegation on the leaves. A position receiving lots of bright, indirect sunlight is perfect. 
  • Water: This plant does not like wet soil conditions. In indoor environments, it grows slowly and therefore does not require extensive watering. Ensure the top 5cm of the soil has dried out before re-watering each time. 
  • Soil: Plant up in a well-aerated, well-draining potting mix. Add perlite into an all-purpose compost to aid its aeration capacity. 
  • Humidity: Dracaena ‘Florida Beauty’ likes some humidity. Regularly mist the plant with clean water to mimic tropical conditions.
  • Fertilizer: In spring and summer, you can feed this plant with a diluted mix of liquid fertilizer every two weeks. Stop in colder months. 

Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' Common Problems & Questions:

Why is my Dracaena ‘Florida Beauty’ tall and spindly?

This is caused by a process called etiolation and it happens when a plant is not receiving enough sunlight. Stems grow long and weak in their effort to reach more light, leading to long internodes and smaller leaves. To remedy this, prune back the most prominent stems by a third (cut above a node) and reposition your plant in a spot with more light. This pruning will trigger new growth at the point of the cut and help your plant grow bushier. 

Some of the leaves have brown tips and edges

This is most likely to be the result of letting your plant dry out too much. Although this plant likes its soil environment to be on the drier side, too little moisture can damage the root hairs and moisture uptake. Establish a better watering routine and remove any leaves that have passed the point of recovery. The plant could also benefit from higher humidity levels with a regular misting on the leaves. 

Why is my Dracaena 'Florida Beauty' growing so slowly?

This may not be anything to worry about. Indoors, Dracaenas are typically slow-growing plants. Over the colder months, the plant is also likely to go into dormancy and it won’t grow during this period. However, it could also be the result of a poor root environment. Carefully lift your plant to check if the plant is root-bound. This Dracaena likes room for its roots to grow, and so repotting may be necessary. Repotting with fresh soil will also replenish soil nutrients. 

*Decorative pots sold separately.

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at info@bloomboxclub.ca and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at info@bloomboxclub.ca
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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