The Dracaena plant family comprises approximately 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs. Most dracaena plants are native to Africa. A small number of them originate in the area between southern Asia and Northern Australia.
Dracaena Plants love bright lights, but be sure they are filtered by a sheer curtain.
Prune your dracaena to keep its height under control. Soil should always be moist. Be aware that overwatering can cause a Dracaena to rot. A sign of this is often a yellowing at the tips of the leaves. If the rot spreads to the cane they can start to smell moldy.
Apply a houseplant fertilizer during the spring and summer months, feeding every 2 weeks. In the fall only fertilize once a month, and in the winter, avoid fertilizing.
This particular Dracaena finds its origins in Madagascar, and can grow to be up to 8 feet in height. Actually, in the right conditions (within a tropical rainforest) it can grow to be 20 feet! Be aware that the leaves of this plant are poisonous to dogs and cats, making it a better office plant than houseplant.
Native to the tropical regions of Africa, Dracaena Warneckii plants have leaves that look sword-like, coming to a sharp point at the tip. A white or green stripe on the leaves creates a distinct look that is a great addition to your office.
Interested in learning more? Here’s a great article from WSJ about Using Houseplants to Say ‘Welcome Home’