Your Dracaena Janet Craig prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.


Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.


Your Dracaena Janet Craig will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.


Your Dracaena Janet Craig likes comfortable room temperatures between 60-85 degrees. They do not do well in temperatures below 55 degrees. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters will damage the leaves.


Dracaena Janet Craigs need very little plant food. Feed once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food at half the recommended strength. Too much fertilizer will cause the leaf tips to burn.


Dracaena Janet Craigs are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or use rainwater.