Janet Craig Compacta

Dracaena compacta

Plant Story

Dracaena compacta, commonly known as Janet Craig Compacta, is a small evergreen plant native to Southeast Africa and is a dwarf species within the Dracaena genus. Janet Craig is a slow growing plant with tightly compacted dark green leaves which spread to form rosettes around its thick cane. This plant can tolerate bright filtered sunlight but does best in low lit areas, making it a popular plant choice for office spaces.


The JCC thrives in medium indirect light, but also tolerates low light and florescent lights. This slow growing plant's leaves can burn in direct sun, so be mindful of placement in the home.


We suggest watering the JCC once every 10 days, allowing soil to drain and dry. The JCC can tolerate a few missed waterings however is less tolerant to over watering as it leads to potential root rot.


Similar to humans, plants including the JCC prefer temperatures of 65⁰ to 85⁰.


A very light feeder, apply a balanced houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every 1 - 3 months.