Cape Verde Draco
It likes a shady spot in a sunny room
It likes bright, indirect light. Just make sure that the rays of sunlight do not directly hit its leaves.
It likes its soil to dry out a bit
Water it thoroughly till the liquid drains out. Pour water slowly all around the center of the plant so that it filters down the base. Watering is no good if the water runs down the outside of the root ball leaving the central roots dry. This happens if you water too quickly. Slower watering is more effective.
Prick holes into the soil with a chopstick and pour water inside to make sure it goes down well.
Check in after about 4-5 days by poking your finger into the soil about half an inch and feel its moisture level. If it's moist, try again the next days. Only once the top few inches of soil is dry is a drink in order.
Spa day, once a month
1. Trim off yellowish brown leaves from the bottom snipping closely to the central stem. Nothing to worry about. These are a natural part of the aging process.
2. Scrape off any white mould on top of the soil. It’s just harmless fungi that lives in the soil. Lightly dust the soil with ground cinnamon.
3. Poke holes in the soil with a chopstick to aerate it and and give your plant a bit of extra breathing room. Sprinkle a tablespoon of vitamins in the soil and massage in.
4. Shine its leaves with a damp cloth, gently removing any dust. This not only makes your plant look lusher but also helps it to soak in light more easily.
5. Spin it around to make sure its leaves are sunned evenly as it tends to grow towards sunlight.
Once in a while
An occassional spritz once a week will make it happy.