How To Grow Happy Plant


Breathe life into your indoor areas with a happy plant (Dracaena sp.). It’s literally happy anywhere – in a dark corner, in a well-lit spot or even outdoors in a protected area. There are many different types of dracaenas that you can grow, too, but the most common are the happy plant and Dracaena marginata. Use it to brighten your indoors, today!

Position – Indoors, out of direct sunlight
Water – Keep the potting mix moist
Soil – Quality potting mix
When To Grow – Throughout the year

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a pot at least 250mm wide (or larger, depending on your plant size) and position in a well lit spot but away from direct sunlight.
Step 2 – Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
Step 3 – Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4 – Position in pot and backfill with the potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well keeping the water away from the leaves.
Step 5 – After the initial watering, allow the potting mix to almost dry out before watering again. To test, insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, re-water and if it’s still moist, leave watering for a few more days.
Step 6 – Feed occasionally during the growing season with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food to help promote strong root development and healthy foliage growth.

Growing Tips

Did you know?

A study showed that having just 3 medium sized potted plants (like Dracaena) in a classroom could increase spelling scores by up to 12%.


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