Dracaena is a tall, full houseplant or tree with one or more trunks from which fantastic leaves in green, yellow and gold emerge that can have touches of pink or red around the edges. . The somewhat palm-like shape means that this houseplant adds a rugged, tropical feel and lends an exotic touch to any interior and it mixes well with other indoor trees with smaller leaves.
The name Dracaena is derived from the Greek ‘drákaina’, which means female dragon. This refers to the resin of the draco variety, which is bright red and from the names such as dragon tree and dragon’s blood plant come. The resin is used in the paint industry.
Environment: Both indoor and outdoor
Light: Filtered indoor light (such as through a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window) or a semi-shade spot.
Watering: Keep them hydrated by misting the leaves with water and keeping the soil lightly misted as well with good drainage. Always allow the top soil to dry out before watering.
Fertilizing: Feed once a month in the spring and summer with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter.