Well-Draining Dracaena Soil Mix

All-natural, nutrient-rich potting mix for your dracaena plant
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☑ HHigh-quality dracaena soil with Earth Positive ingredients (no peat moss, perlite, or coco coir!)
☑ Supports good drainage with optimal water retention for adequately moist soil
☑ The perfect potting mix to maintain a healthy dracaena plant

Carbon-Negative Biochar

Biochar is a lightweight and porous substance that enhances soil aeration and drainage. It also facilitates nutrient retention, keeping the soil fertile for longer. 

Even better?

For every ton of biochar produced, three tons of CO2 are removed from the carbon cycle! 

So, Rosy’s Earth Positive soil is unlike a conventional dracaena mix made with unsustainable ingredients like peat moss, coco coir, pumice, or vermiculite.

Vegan Compost

Our aged, vegan compost increases organic matter in the soil mix, enhancing soil structure and optimizing drainage for your houseplant. 

It’s also a vital source of plant nutrients like nitrogen and potassium, minimizing the need for chemical fertilizers. 

Root Boosting Mycorrhizae

Our dracaena soil contains root enriching mycorrhizal fungi.

The benefit?

The fungi improve water and nutrient access for your dracaena plant. They also release a gum-like substance called glomalin that locks in moisture and nutrients.

Moreover, these plant-friendly fungi protect your dracaena from insects and diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens.

Step 1: Pre-Moisten

We recommend pre-moistening your Rosy dracaena soil mix before planting. 

Add your dracaena soil mix to a container and water it. Keep watering until the moist soil releases a few drops when squeezed. 

Step 2: Pot or repot

Take a well-draining soil container and fill 1/3 with the pre-moistened Rosy dracaena soil mix. 

Step 3: Plant

Gently remove your dracaena plant from its current soil without disturbing the root system.

Loosen the root ball and center the plant in the new pot. Fill the pot with pre-moistened Rosy soil mix, leaving an inch at the top for watering. 

Step 4: Water

Slowly water your dracaena from the top for the first watering. Allow the excess water to drain from the pot's drainage holes. 

For future waterings, we suggest bottom watering (by placing your dracaena plant container in a water tray) and occasional top watering to flush the soil.  

Rosy’s entire supply chain, from production to delivery, has a negative carbon footprint

Wondering how we achieve this?

We consciously curate an Earth Positive system using sustainable ingredients (like biochar), packaging materials, and shipping services. 

Plus, every bag of Rosy soil captures more than 2 kg of CO2 from the carbon cycle!  

Find out more in our Life Cycle Assessment report.

Guaranteed Analysis 0.72-0.22-0.37

Total Nitrogen (N) ..................................0.72%

     0.72 % Water Insoluble Nitrogen

Available Phosphate (P2O5)...................0.22%

Soluble Potash (K2O).............................0.37%

Derived from green compost and wood waste compost

ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS 

Soil Amending Guaranteed Analysis

Active Ingredients

     Rhizophagus irregularis.........2.3 propagules/cm3

     Funneliformis mosseae..........2.1 propagules/cm3

     30% Biochar derived from pine wood

Inert Ingredients

     70% Total Other Ingredients (inert as non plant food ingredients)

Biochar reduces soil density and increases soil aeration.

Mycorrhizae may promote root mass expansion and nutrient efficiency.

Rosy Soil vs Other Soil Brands

Carbon Footprint - 2.05 kg + 3.38 kg
Promotes Soil Biodiversity 🐛 🚫
All Natural Ingredients 100% ???
Peat, Synthetics, And Fillers 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

Dracaena Soil & Plant Care Guide

Dracaena is a beautiful indoor plant with lush foliage (long green leaves). 

Did you know the Dracaena genus comprises 120+ types of dracaena?

Some popular varieties include:

  • Dracaena draco (dragon tree)
  • Dracaena fragrans (corn plant or cornstalk plant)
  • Dracaena marginata (Madagascar dragon tree)
  • Dracaena marginata colorama
  • Dracaena sanderiana (lucky bamboo)
  • Dracaena trifasciata (snake plant)
  • Dracaena massangeana (money plant)
  • Dracaena deremensis (Janet Craig) 

Regardless of the variety, dracaena is a slow-growing houseplant you can easily nurture in your garden.  

But how do you care for a dracaena?

Let’s find out:

1. Choosing the Best Soil for Dracaena 

Indoor plants like the dracaena may survive in loamy, succulent, or cactus soil. 

But to thrive, dracaenas need:  

  • Well-draining soil with optimal water retention to keep the soil moist. Excessive water retention could lead to root rot.
  • Light, loose soil with good aeration.
  • Soil rich in organic matter and nutrients to support plant growth.

Wondering which potting soil meets all these criteria?

Rosy’s dracaena soil mix!

Our potting soil is crafted for different types of dracaena, including Dracaena fragrans plants and Dracaena marginata plants — unlike conventional garden soil or cactus soil. 

2. Maintaining Your Dracaena Plant

Follow these care tips for your dracaena: 

  • Like bamboo or orchid plants, dracaena prefers bright indirect light and high humidity.
  • If possible, opt for distilled water since tap water may contain high fluoride content.
  • Prune your dracaena during the growing season (spring and summer) — use the stem cuttings for propagation.
  • Like a monstera plant (or most indoor plants), water your dracaena when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry.
  • Fertilize with indoor plant food (like compost or worm castings) every two weeks during the growing season.

3. Identifying Issues In Your Dracaena Plant

A dracaena plant has lush green leaves. 

Observe your dracaena leaves to identify improper plant care. 

Three obvious signs include: 

  • Withering leaves: Extreme low light or bright light (direct sunlight), overwatering, and dry soil may cause your plant's leaves to fall. However, a falling lower leaf is mostly a natural occurrence.
  • Yellowing leaves: Yellow leaves could occur due to high fluoride tap water, excess water, or pest infestations (spider mites or mealy bugs). But older dracaena leaves turning yellow is part of the plant’s natural cycle.
  • Browning leaves: Brown leaf tips or brown leaves may indicate dry soil or low humidity.

4. Repotting Your Dracaena Plant 

Repot your dracaena if it’s root-bound or has root rot.

Follow our DIY tips when repotting dracaenas: 

  • Add distilled water to your dracaena houseplant a day before repotting. This helps hold the soil together during repotting. 
  • To prevent lower leaves and foliage from getting in the way, tie them up with ribbons/strings before repotting.
  • Place the plant away from direct sunlight to keep the soil moist and reduce repotting stress. 
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Interesting soil seems great.

I’ve transplanted all that I could for about 3 weeks now and all of the plants appear very happy. I enjoyed working with it also. I would definitely plant more of my plants in the soil.

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Let it grow!!

This stuff rocks. Good for the earth and a catalyst for adding houseplants to my collection!

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Great Drainage

Very good aeration and drainage, I tend to over water and because of the excellent drainage me and my plants are on very good terms.

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My plants love it!

I’m really happy with this soil mix. I repotted four plants with this mix 2 months ago and my plants are very happy. My monstera has grown 6 new leaves sine repotting. I did major surgery on my jade and it has put out so many new little leaves. I do pick out little mushrooms often but it doesn’t bother me. Will be purchasing again.

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Grew a new leaf!

I planted some cuttings from a plant I dropped. At first I was a little apprehensive because the soil is really dark lol….but after 3 weeks she seems to be doing great. She even grew a new leaf 🤗.

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Love this soil!!

I got a bag of Rosy just in time to repot a few plants. Loved it so much that I ordered two more bags. I absolutely loved how well my plant babies adjusted, there was no stress or plant shock. They have been rocking it out in Rosy soil for a good 3-weeks now, still doing great and even have new growth on a few.

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Plants are thriving.

I've been using ROSY soil for a little over a year now, and my plants have never been happier. I've noticed a significant improvement in the overall health of my pothos, with extremely fast growth. It's very easy to work with and provides everything your plant needs to thrive. I was able to use the abundance of growth to propagate more healthy pothos plants - all potted in ROSY. I would recommend this to any plant parent!

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I love this soil

I love this soil. They're so beautiful and growing so fast

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Repotting my plants

I received my FIRST order on Saturday. The bag was huge! I repotted my neanthe Bella palm and she is adjusting nicely. Then I used the rest to repot a huge sansevieria that I received last month and which was rootbound. This soil was extremely easy to work with and I managed to transfer my sansevieria into a larger pot with no difficulty. I appreciate the time which the team has taken to answer all of my questions regarding this soil. I am highly recommending and will definitely purchase again

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nutrient dense

High quality, nutrient dense soil

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