Dracaena Colorama is a common household ornamental planted in subtropical regions both inside and outdoors. It has a height of around three feet and looks like a brown tree. Its brilliant leaves may grow to a length of one foot and a few inches wide. Asparagaceae are around 40 species in the genus dracaena. An intriguing feature is that dracaena has a secondary thickening meristem (the tissue which helps plants grow). Its secondary meristem leads to the development of broad, large and succulent roots. Dracaena may also assist improve air quality.
Dracaena reflexa is the most widespread of the Dracaena species, commonly known as the Indian song or pleomele. The leaves are one of the most impressive plants in the aesthetically impressive family. The yellow stripes on the thin pointing leaves of this household can’t be missed. It flourishes inside or a slightly shaded outdoor location, such as a patio.
Dracaena marginata often known as a red-edge dracaena or dragon-like tree of Madagascar, may grow at 8-15 feet and 3-8 feet wide and carefully. It has steep, violet-red leaves and slender, curved stems. It is commonly cultivated inside, because it can’t take low light, but is not winter hardy.
Dracaena scent is usually known to as massangeana or maize plant, and it is frequently used on the inside. Dracaena scents are also called massangeana. It is low-cost, and the lowest price of dracaena variations compared with other households. Moderate natural illumination is preferable. It grows slowly so that it may fit into a specific area for a long period, with little upkeep required.
Care Tips for Dracaena
Dracaena care is often quite straightforward.
Light: The position is perfect for filtering indoor light (e.g. via a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window). Do not plant a dracaena in the direct sun as the rays damage its foliage.
Water: Dracaena needs less water than other indoor plants. Before watering, always let the upper ground dry. Do not overwater since root rot might be caused. Dracaena usually dump leaves so that fresh leaves grow.
These plants are fluoride sensitive that may be present in tap water and therefore it’s important to take care of the plant using filtered water. Leaves with dark brown and dead areas with yellow edges may indicate fluoride toxicity.
Temperatures: Dracaena prefers daytime temperatures of 65 to 78°F. Night temperatures may drop by 10 degrees colder but plant damages are caused by cold draughts and temperatures below 55°F.
Toxicity: Toxic to cats and dogs, if consumed. Cats may have dilated pupils and signs of vomiting, increased saliva, lack of appetite can occur for cats and dogs. As a pet owner, it is vital to carefully pick your house plants and therefore learn about plants that are toxic to our furry companions.
Pests and issues: Dracaena plants usually are free of major difficulties with insects or disease. Nonetheless, before you buy dracena plant, you should always watch for mealy bugs, spider mites, and scale.