I would love to know the name of this plant and how to care for it.

My daughter has this plant, I apologize for the poor picture, but I'm sure those of you who know what it is, will be able to tell even from this snapshot. Thanks so much for looking!
i would love to know the name of this plant and how to care for it, gardening
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  • It looks like a Dracaena plant which is very popular houseplant sold -the name may be Janet Craig from what I can see from the pics.
  • Tammy Huiras Tammy Huiras on Feb 23, 2014
    I have one of the Dracaena plants. I got it as a baby about 15 years ago and now it's huge. It's a little over 3 feet tall right now and I have cut it way back at least 2 times...possibly 3 times. I have mine in a west window. There is a big lilac bush outside this window so it only gets filtered afternoon/evening sun. I think it would like the direct sun, too. It's very easy to care for, just water it occasionally. It's a very forgiving plant if you're the forgetful type. I give it a shower a couple times a year because it does accumulate dust.
  • Kathleen Glasscock Kathleen Glasscock on Feb 23, 2014
    Dracena would be my guess also, some confuse this with Cordyline but the Cordyline tends more to the Tropical and has a different root system. Dracena are easy indoor plants. Low to moderate light, avg temps and let dry a bit between a good soaking. I move mine outdoors once the temps reach above 65 or so although, I do keep them out of the wind. It dries them out and beats them up... and when you live in Ok that can be a challenge...
  • Jodi Jodi on Feb 23, 2014
    Go 2 this website...find your local Master Gardners Association...send/bring them the photo...they should b able 2 help u. http://www.ahs.org/gardening-resources/master-gardeners
  • Am pretty sure it is a Dracena compact, filtered light and water when dry.
  • Anne Anne on Feb 24, 2014
    I'd say it's a Dracaena as well. I had one years ago.
  • Martha Combs Martha Combs on Feb 25, 2014
    it is a pineapple dracaena plant
  • Renee Baxter Renee Baxter on Feb 25, 2014
    I have one. I have always called it the pineapple plant. Never knew the real name. It is 23 yrs. old. Thank you Martha for the name and Gail for the question.
    • @Renee Baxter To add to the name and avoid confusion for many who may not know: the pineapple plant is known aka and sold as the Janet Craig Dracaena plant for those who want to find one.
  • April E April E on Feb 25, 2014
    dracaena janet craig compacta, while it does great in bright light it can also go into low light without a problem. when watering water completely never allow it to set in water. allow for quite a bit of drying between waterings. this can take up to 2 weeks so check it and make sure it is dry up to your second knuckle toward the middle of the plant. only repot when it is root bound. it you start getting brown tips check your watering you are doing so to often. dracaenas are a "lean" plant so fertilize with a 20-20-20 fertilizer about once every 3 months (unless you put it outside in the shade in the summer then both watering and fertilization needs to be upped).
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