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Pothos

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Pothos prefers warmer temperatures of 15-30 Celsius degrees (59-86 F) with a minimum temperature over the winter of about 13 Celsius degrees (55 F). If temperatures fall below 10-12 Celsius degrees (50-54 F) then the lower leaves will turn yellow or produce rust like spots.

Grow Pothos in loam-based potting compost. Water freely but allow the compost to dry out slightly between watering in warmer, brighter environments and water moderately over the winter if the temperatures are getting lower. Reduce watering substantially in lower light conditions. Even Pothos tolerates high humidity and enjoys misting in the high light areas, over watering can cause root rot and leaf drop. During the growing season you can apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every month. If the plant is getting too leggy pinch out the growing tips in spring and it will bush out nicely.

Propagation can be done by rooting leaf-bud or stem-tip cuttings with bottom heat in summer or by layering in spring or summer.

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Dracaena

One of the foliage plant that we use to grow indoor for its nice, striking architectural structure. Having its origin in Canary Island and tropical Africa, this plant produce lance to strap-shaped, leathery, glossy leaves which are spirally arranged, 30-45 cm long, just green or variegated.

Dracaena is an evergreen shrub, but as it grow it will form a trunk and will start to look like a tree. If you keep it as a houseplant, it will be a nice change for it, if you will take it outside over the summer.

Dracaena enjoy a loam-based compost but with a good drainage. Keep it in full light but with shade from hot sun and moderate humidity. The green-leaved specimens will tolerate slightly lower light levels.

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