Dragon Tree

Dracaena spp.

Dracaena

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe cuttings and leafless stem cuttings with bottom heat in summer.

Seed

Seeds can be sown in spring in warmer climates.

Special features

Indoor plant

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.

Pot plant

The shrubby species can be grown in containers, provide good drainage and fertile potting medium. Choose pot size according to the species size.

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Canary Islands, W. Africa

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

Green, White

Scent

None
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