[Dracaena fragrans compacta] AKA Compact Dragon Tree. Oh hello there gorgeous! A stunning architectural addition to elevate your space with a designer's eye. Hardy and versatile houseplant that is low maintenance with high aesthetic value.
A dream houseplant all round. The Dracaena Compacta has relatively short, dark green leaves that form a full head at the end of the stem. Tidy and architectural in shape, this attractive, low maintenance and durable houseplant is suitable for virtually any interior space. Ideal for beginners and interior style hounds.
Native to tropical Africa.
Positioning + Light Needs
A good balance of sun and shade is ideal for this dracaena, but avoid any direct sunlight. Although it grows quicker and better in bright light you'll also find it survives and grows well enough in low light conditions.
Water modestly every week or so when the soil is dry to the touch. You only need keep the soil slightly damp so never over water. Only needs monthly watering during the Winter months and the Dracaena needs a rest period in November and December, so no need to water then but keep an eye on it.
Yes please, I love weekly misting to look my best.
Feed me once a month every Spring and Summer with diluted liquid fertiliser.
I'm a slow grower, so every 2-3 years is fine but keep your eye on the pot in case I become root bound.
Child / Pet Friendly
No sorry, I'm a little toxic.
Yep! I'm very effective at removing airborne toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.
Look out for
Brown tips on leaves: could be lack of humidity, exposure to a cold draught or under-watering. Brown leaves suggest too cold a room or too much watering.
Yellowing bottom leaves: remove any bottom leaves that go yellow, normally this is just the plant making way for new leaves.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here