Presented by the students:
A house plant is a plant that is grown indoors in
places such as residences & offices, house
plants are commonly grown for decorative
purposes, positive psychological effects, or
health reasons such as indoor air purification.
Examples on house plants:
Chinese evergreen, Zebra plant, Rubber plant,
Sensitive plant, Purple wondering Jew, Peace
lily, Janet Craig…….ect
Janet Craig has been an interior workhouse and
one of the most popular plants used indoors for
decades, although this Dracaena can reach
heights of 15 feet in its native Africa, plants
grown for indoor use are much smaller in size.
Janet Craig’s benefits:
The Janet Craig is one of the best plants for removing
trichloroethylene, a solvent for fats, oils & waxes, a
cleaning solvent used in dry cleaning operations and
machinery maintenance as degreaser.
The history of Janet Craig
The history or beginnings of Janet Craig
goes back to the 1930’s , it was named
after the daughter of nurseryman Robert
Craig, who lived in Philadelphia.
•Usually planted with 3 to 5 stalks per pot.
•Low water requirement- although allow soil to
dry between watering.
•This plant can be kept in semi shade and will
tolerate dimly light areas, but growth will be
•It’s hardy plant that can tolerate neglect.
Some hints and tips about Janet
1- Pruning and Grooming Janet Craig
The leafs over time will collect dust , using a
feather duster regularly will help keep foliage
clean . Trim brown tops and edge of leafs to a
natural contour with scissors.
Most dracaenas grown commercially are fluoride
The use of fertilizers indoors generally increase the
possibility of damage from salts. Fertilizers leave salts
behind in the soil
Roots pick up the salts moving them to the leafs. These
‘salts’ accumulate in the leaf tops, and over time the
salt levels become too high, burning the leaf tissues
and leaf margin turn brown
Growers use special fertilizers to grow Dracaenas. I
would recommend you do not fertilizers your Dracaenas
unless you use the correct fertilizer and understand the
3_Pests-Mealybugs, spider mites
Janet Craig has relatively few insect pests.
Scales, and mealy bugs are occasional
problems. Mealy bugs are identified by their
white, cottony masses, which may move slowly.
If you’re having trouble with insects or pests on
Dracaenas and other house plants spend some
time to learn how to get rid of there pests.