Dracaena is a genus of more than 100 species of sparsely branched evergreen shrubs and trees. These plants originate from forests, scrub and dry open slope environments in the tropics and subtropics. These strikingly architectural plants produce lance to strap-shaped, glossy leaves which are spirally arranged, often at the tips of stems. They are grown as specimen plants, or in borders in gardens for their form and foliage.
Generally not harvested
Root semi-ripe cuttings and leafless stem cuttings with bottom heat in summer.
Seeds can be sown in spring in warmer climates.
Many species are more shrubby and are grown as indoor house plants, popular species include Dracaena deremensis, D. fragrans, D. godseffiana, D. marginata, and D. braunii.
The shrubby species can be grown in containers, provide good drainage and fertile potting medium. Choose pot size according to the species size.
Canary Islands, W. Africa
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline