Dracaena Plants Profile

Dracaena plants are popular specimen houseplants which provide a bold and attractive focal point in any space. They are referred to as False palms due to their palm-like appearance; a leafless woody trunk on top of which is a crown of leaves. However, one member of this group of plants, Dracaena godseffiana is a shrub which bears no similarity to its relatives. It is a robust beautiful houseplant and is tolerant to low temperatures and dry air.

Learn about your favorite Dracaena Plant herebelow;

Houseplant, Corn Palm
Corn Palm (Dracaena fragrans massangeana)

Corn Palm bears glossy large yellow-striped leaves which will brighten up even the dullest of places. As it grows it sheds the lower leaves leaving a bare stem with a cluster of leaves at the top. It is easy to grow and can easily adapt to a wide range of growing conditions but the leaves may die if exposed to excessive sunlight. Corn Palm is also a good air cleaner. Read more »

Houseplant, Dracaeana deremensis
Dracaena deremensis

Dracaena deremensis is a slow growing species reaching a height of 4 ft or more when mature. The usual foliage is dark-green with one or more longitudinal stripes in a different color. As it grows, it sheds the lower leaves, leaving a bear stem with a cluster of leaves at the top. It is easy to grow and is ideal as a stand alone plant or as part of a mixed group with the various leaf patterns complementing and overlapping one another. Read more »

Houseplant, Dragon Tree
Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco)

Dragon Tree is also called Dragon Blood Tree, Canary Islands Dragon Tree or Drago is a giant in its natural habitat but indoors it only grows to a height of 4 ft. When the bark and leaves are cut, they secrete a reddish resin which is one of the substances known as dragon's blood and hence the common name. The trunk is grey and is topped by tough sword-shaped green leaves which droop downwards as they age. It is a hardy houseplant that will tolearate some level of neglect. Read more »

Houseplant, Gold Dust Dracaeana
Gold Dust Dracaena (Dracaena godseffiana)

Gold Dust Dracaena also known as Spotted-Leaf Dracaeana, Japanese Bambo or Gold Dust Plant is the odd one among the Dracaenas. It is distinctly shrubby rather than palm-like and the leaves are broadly oval not long and grassy. This Dracaena grows to a height of 2 ft and the leaves are bright green and spotted with speckles. Gold Dust Dracaena is easy to grow and is highly tolerant to a wide range of growing conditions. However, it does not like to be exposed to intense sunlight. Read more »

Houseplant, Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Lucky Bamboo also called Curly Bamboo, Ribbon Plant, Ribbon Dracaena or Chinese Water Bamboo is a popular houseplant due to its tolerance to neglect and its ability to grow in water. The plant is also popular with feng shui enthusiasts because it is believed to bring good luck. Lucky Bamboo has highly twisted arching leaves of gre-green color. The stems are slender, soft and upright while the roots are red. Read more »

Houseplant, Dracaena marginata
Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

Madagascar Dragon Tree has a tall snake-like trunk which branches with age. The narrow, arching leaves are edged in red. It produces a red gum-like resin in the stems that was likened to dragon blood and hence the common name. These plants are tough, drought-resistant and can easily adapt to a wide range of growing conditions including poorly-lit spaces. Madagascar Dragon Tree is an excellent stand alone plant for any space. It is a good air cleaner. Read more »

Houseplant, Song of India, Pleomele
Song of India (Dracaena reflexa)

Song of India also called Pleomele is a weak-stemmed plant which requires moist air. The yellow-banded short, narrow, pointed green leaves are arranged spiraly on a stem about 3 ft high. They are tufted at the end of the branches. This spectacular plant is very ideal for a table-top plant. It is easy to grow and can survive in low light but the variegation develops best under bright light. Read more »

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