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Types of Houseplants

Dragon tree, Dracaena

Dracaenas grow slowly and retain their foliage for long periods. Several varieties are grown for houseplant use. Some varieties such as Warneki, are used as low growing plants. Others, such as the corn plant are known for their stems. Dracaenas are known for their long slender leaves, either green, or differing variegations.

'Warnecki' D. Marginata 'Janet Craig'


Plant them in regular potting mix and keep the soil moist at all times. Do not let the pot sit in water. Best in bright, indirect sunlight, warm temperatures and low humidity.

Special Requirements

When the bare stems beneath the foliage becomes too long, take stem cuttings or air layer.