Dracaena offers a wide choice of around 80 species and cultivars in various forms. Hence there are plants with a single stem, top cutting, tuft (several plants of one species in a single pot), Ti plant (double-headed plant), branched or woven trunk, plant with underplanting, stump, etc. Dracaena also offers various leaf shapes from narrow to broad and colours from yellow to dark red.
These are the best known varieties:
– Dracaena marginata cultivars, with narrow 1-2 cm leaves
– Dracaena fragrans cultivars, with broad 5-7 cm leaves
– Dracaena fragrans Compacta Grp, compact structure with 2-3 cm wide leaves
– Dracaena fragrans Deremenis Grp, with 2-3 cm wide leaves
– Dracaena reflexa cultivars, somewhat curved leaves, 2-3 cm wide
– Dracaena sanderiana cultivars, with 2-3 cm wide leaves
– Dracaena surculosa cultivars, with oval spotted leaves.
- Dracaena prefers not to be in direct sunlight but they do need a light position in order to keep the markings attractive.
- Only water when the soil dries out. Dracaena cannot tolerate wet feet.
- Spraying from time to time keeps the leaves attractive and fresh.
- Give houseplant food once every six weeks in spring and summer. Do not feed in autumn and winter.
- Dracaena cannot tolerate cold. Do not allow the temperature to drop below 10-13°C.