Dracaena compacta 'Janet Craig' - 3" pot-


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A native of Southeast Africa, Dracaena compacta ‘Janet Craig’ is a common houseplant due to its ease of care.  It is easily recognized and distinguished from other forms of Dracaena by its tightly compacted, dark green leaves that are only 2-4” long from the base of the stem.  It is slow growing and is said to possibly be the slowest growing of all indoor varieties.  In time, it can reach around 3-6 feet tall.  It is a great choice for a low to moderate lit area but will also do well in high lighting.  In lower light conditions, this plant will also need less water.  In brighter lighting, it can use more water, but in general it is better to keep this plant on the drier side.  It is therefore a commonly seen office, airport, or houseplant due to its ease of care.  Too much water will cause the plant to rot.  A well-draining soil containing a good amount of perlite or lava rock should be used.  If it sheds a few bottom leaves over the course of the year, this is normal.  If it sheds a few leaves within a few months or so, this is usually a sign of overwatering.  Generally, the higher the ambient humidity, the better.


USDA Hardiness Zone 9-11


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

This plant is only recommended for large container gardens or terrariums due to its larger size.  Since it grows slowly, it can be planted small and used for quite some time before growing too large.  It needs good drainage and soil on the dryer side or it will rot.  It makes an excellent, easy-to-care-for houseplant!


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

This plant is not recommended for dart frog vivariums or other vivariums on the wetter side that have high humidity levels, which may cause this plant to rot. Dracaenas prefer drier conditions and can be used in vivariums/terrariums/reptariums that are on the drier side, such as with Day or Crested Geckos. Leave in pot or plant directly in substrate


As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance. 




The plant pictured is in a 3" pot.


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Dracaena compacta 'Janet Craig' - 3" pot

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Janet Craig Review by Joel
I got this with a bioactive set up for my crested gecko, and he loves it he relaxes on the leaves pretty frequently at night. I often see him drinking off of the leaves also.Very hardy plant that provides a lot of cover. (Posted on 1/23/2019)
Perfect! Review by Carly
This plant arrived healthy, full, and the perfect size for my enclosure. It provides good coverage for my gecko while adding life to my vivarium. (Posted on 6/8/2018)
Full and healthy! Review by John
I got this for my messy tree frog and he absolutely loves it! It came very quickly and it was very green. It had about 3 leaves browning but after watering it most of them recovered. (Posted on 3/25/2018)

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