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Dracaena Compacta 3.5 ft tall Extra Large Plant Only


Pot style:

Plant Only

45-day Guarantee

Living plants need time to adapt to changing conditions. If your plant doesn't settle in comfortably within the first 45 days, we'll replace it.

Made to Order

Each and every order is hand-selected, inspected for health, treated for insects, pruned, cleaned and staged in your choice of planter.

Green Shipping

Experience our custom-designed packaging, crafted for the safe and sustainable transit of your plants. Shipped via FedEx, UPS, and USPS, we ensure expedited delivery with package tracking, arriving in just 1 to 6 days. At checkout, customize your delivery by selecting a preferred shipping date to suit your schedule. Our packaging is innovatively designed to secure your plant and planter, minimizing soil displacement and guaranteeing your new green addition arrives in immaculate condition. Dedicated to environmental stewardship, our packagings are 99% recyclable, striving towards a greener delivery process.

Plant Details & Size

Compacta are currently smaller than pictured, with three plants instead of four - Reminiscent of the fantastical truffula trees from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, this sprightly and structural plant is a compact variety from the Dragon Tree family. As a slow grower, this tree is perfect for those looking for a taller house plant to style up smaller spaces.

Nursery Pot ⌀: 10"

  • Approximately 3.5 feet in overall height, from bottom of pot to top leaf
  • Botanical name: Dracaena fragrans ‘Janet Craig’
  • Native to Southeast Africa
  • Live, fully grown, healthy plant · Grown in the USA

*Please note that plants are grown naturally and can vary in height ± 10%. If you're looking for a specific height, please reach out and we'd be happy to help.

Is This the Right Plant for You?

Also known as the ‘Janet Craig’ this Dracaena was named after the daughter of a Philadelphia plant nurseryman. It is the slowest growing of the Dracaena family and on rare occasions will flower.

Difficulty: Expert

The Dracaena Compacta requires a special touch and is not recommended for absolute beginners


Careful with pets.
The plant may cause mild irritation if ingested.


Prefers medium light · View Light Guide

Care Essentials


Prefers medium light · View Light Guide


1 cup of water when soil is dry, avoid over-watering

Care Guide

More information can be found in the Dracaena Compacta.

What's included

When you purchase a plant from Léon & George, each order is prepared with the utmost care and service:

  • Sourced from top California growers
  • Hand-selected for health, shape and beauty
  • Cleaned and shined with our own all-natural soaps
  • Trimmed and pruned for blemishes
  • Inspected and treated with systemic bug protection
  • Soil is topped with preserved forest moss or pebbles for a refined finished touch
  • Carefully wrapped, packed and sealed for their journey to you

When ordered with a ceramic pot, your set is assembled with our staging method for optimal airflow and drainage. Léon & George plants are fitted into the highest quality of small batch, hand-finished stoneware ceramic pots, which are renowned for their high-fire, waterproof, ultra-strong material.

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Designers love the Dracaena Compacta for its laddered levels of foliage. It's a perfect way to add dimension and texture to a space, and as it grows taller over time, introduces a unique and compact shape to any space.

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customer reviews for the Dracaena Compacta

excellent customer service and quality plants

I live in Austin, TX and from the time of purchase to delivery the experience was excellent. Happy with my plants and will use Leon & George again.

Lia V.

Verified Buyer

October 24, 2022

Austin, TX

Featured Questions

Are Dracaena Compactas toxic or poisonous to humans or pets?

The Dracaena Compacta is considered to be toxic, and care should be taken around pets. Consumption can result in illness.

Do Dracaena Compactas need sunlight?

Dracaena Compactas require bright to medium indirect sunlight to grow their best.

Do Dracaena Compactas purify the air?

Dracaena Compactas are powerful air purifiers, and remove formaldehyde, xylene and nitrogen oxides from the air while also converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. 

How big can a Dracaena Compacta grow?

The sky’s the limit! Dracaena Compactas can grow up to six feet tall indoors.

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