Dracaena “Compacta”, commonly known as Janet Craig Compacta, is a slow growing, dwarf species within the Dracaena genus native to Southeast Africa. Dark green tightly compacted leaves grow from the base forming rosettes making it a beautiful plant to display and a great office plant due to its slow growing nature and ability to thrive in low light. Janet Craig are susceptible to fluoride found in tap water and should be watered only when the soil feels dry using filtered or bottled water making sure to not overly saturate the soil which can lead to root rot.
The JCC thrives in medium indirect light, but also tolerates low light and florescent lights. This slow growing plant's leaves can burn in direct sun, so be mindful of placement in the home.
We suggest watering the JCC once every 10 days, allowing soil to drain and dry. The JCC can tolerate a few missed waterings however is less tolerant to over watering as it leads to potential root rot.
Similar to humans, plants including the JCC prefer temperatures of 65⁰ to 85⁰.
A very light feeder, apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.
Our Classic Collection features a tapered terracotta design in two sizes and three styles highlighted by its beautiful color and lush green foliage.The Classic is made of terracotta: a porous, breathable material that allows for water and air circulation in the soil and creates a healthy environment for the plant. The word terracotta can trace its roots back to the Latin words “terra cocta” meaning baked earth. This clay-based pot minimizes over-watering and helps plants maintain healthy roots by absorbing excess moisture from the soil. In addition to its health benefits terracotta is known for developing a unique patina that gives it a beautiful and timeless look as it ages. Inspired by the minimalist lifestyle, this planter is simplistic, tasteful, and authentic.