Dracaena

Common Name : Dracaena

Plant Description

Dracaenas are trees or shrubs with fleshy cane-like stems and trunks bearing a crown of glossy strap-like leaves. leaves are of varying appearance and can be highly coloured, spotted or striped. Foliage is near vertical with narrow pointed leaves, it comes in many varieties. Marginata is the most common its mainly green with red/purple stripes on the outer edge. Colourama and Tri-colour are also available in WA. Is one of a group of plants that can be used inside as a plant air cleaner to remove pollutants

Plant Specifications

  • Plant UsesExcellent in pots indoors or outside but should be slowly sunhardened to withstand hot Perth conditions if outside
  • Water RequirementsTolerates dryness with low water requirements. Let plant dry out after watering before watering again
  • Plant availabilityAvailable now
  • PositionFull sun to part shade
  • Height / WidthCan grow 4.5 m. Several canes can be planted together in the same pot at varying heights to make the plants look denser and thicker
  • CareWipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. As new leaves emerge at the top, the mature leaves on the bottom drop away. Use a slow release fertiliser.
  • SoilGood quality Potting Mix