After reading your latest issue of My Green Space, please advise how to maintain and care for the plant in the photo, which I believe is the Cane Plant.
I have a pot indoors and no matter whether I put it in direct or indirect sunlight, and watering sparingly, it keeps dying on me.
- Tony Tan
This plant is commonly known as Iron Plant or Tie Shu (scientific name: Dracaena fragrans
). It is a common houseplant that is effective for reducing indoor air pollutants.
The plant in the photo shows a plant grown from stem cuttings. The plant prefers well-draining soils and partial shade. Growing indoors might not provide it with sufficient light. It should be grown near the window where there’s some sun, and also the pot which it is grown in should have holes to drain the excess water. Plants should only be watered when the soil is dry.
- Ang Wee Foong
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