In 1973, NASA found that the Dracaena compacta, was beneficial in removing hazardous substances such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air.
Its air cleaning abilities, compact size and robustness makes the Dracaena compacta a decent houseplant choice.
The plant stands about 12 inches in height. Its leaves grow close to the stock and give it a corn plant appearance.
Besides oxygen, humidity is also important (something I forgot )..If it is too high or too low, it can lead to health problems. Various houseplants, including Dracaena species, are known to help with controlling the humidity inside a room.
Temperature : Prefers moderate weather.
Lighting preference : The Dracaena needs Medium light, but under no direct sunlight.
In low light area they grow very slowly or not at all, tend to lose bottom leaves more quickly, and are easily over-watered.
Rotate dracaenas weekly so that they don’t grow toward the light, become one sided, and lose their beautiful shape..
Irrigation of water : Only When Top Of Soil Gets Dry . Too much water can make its root decay. It will tolerate irregular watering rhythms and dry soil much better than too much water.
Dark brown tips usually indicate the following: too much chlorine or fluoride in the water, water is too salty (never use water that has passed through a softener), or too much plant food. Muddy brown leaf tips on new growth means the plant needs more water.
Humidity : A medium humid environment.
Fertilization and feeding : Feed only twice a year, once in the spring and once in the summer, and be sure to dilute the plant food to 1/2 the recommended stength.
Flowering : Dracaena rarely flower, when they do, I recommend immediately cutting off the flowers.
Allowing the flowers to stay on the plant may distort the growth pattern of the plant and ruin its shape.
Soil : Use a good, loose houseplant soil that drains quickly.
Pot Size : Dracaena plants like to be root- bound in small pots