Planting dracaena fragran outdoor

toffee-el(Z8b Sunset Z13 Elev 4650ft)November 24, 2013

Since I am in Palm Desert, CA (USDA zone 9b). Very hot and dry summer with mild winter with just a few chilly nights. Being desert, very sandy soil.

Can I plant dracaena fragrans (Corn Plant) in ground? I have a covered patio so it will be bright but no direct sun.

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goren

Since most 'house' plants are native to the tropics, I cant see why dracaena wouldn't do well IF given what they crave in a pot kept in a house environment......bright light, low light, average humidity, low humidity, infrequent watering and can stand up to abuse.

If they are given a place that is handy to be seen every day, then possible reclamation back to a pot, back to the house, would be possible.

I'd say, go for it......and aren't you lucky to be living in such wonderful weather.....albeit, in my opinion....might it be a little hum drum.
Give me the four seasons....3 to enjoy, one to escape.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 11:29AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Is your location frost free?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 11:36AM
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harris_jamal(7)

Just make sure you give it lots of water.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 3:25PM
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toffee-el(Z8b Sunset Z13 Elev 4650ft)

@ rhizo_1
Yes, no frost.

@harris_jamal
I thought the corn plants like dry spells between watering?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 6:27PM
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harris_jamal(7)

You mentioned that it's hot and dry and the soil is sandy. Sandy soil doesn't retain water (or nutrients) very well so any water you add will be gone in short order.

Furthermore Dracaena Fragrance is not a semi-xerophyte like Dracaena Draco.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 9:33PM
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toffee-el(Z8b Sunset Z13 Elev 4650ft)

Here in the desert, we may have a few nights when temp drop below freezing for a few hours. Winter evening temp around 50F or so. Do you guys think dracaena fragran can make it?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 10:14PM
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