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Dracaena (Cordyline)

Listed as one of NASA air filtering plants

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: False palm or bushy plant (depending on variety)

Character: Creates a bold and attractive focal point for decorations

Safe for pets? Mostly no

Varieties:

  • Dracaena deremensis
    • Dracaena deremensis bausei
    • Dracaena deremensis Janet Craig
    • Dracaena deremensis rhoersil
    • Dracaena deremensis warneckili
    • Dracaena deremensis white stripe
    • Dracaena deremensis yellow stripe
  • Dracaena draco (Dragon tree)
  • Dracaena fragrans
  • Dracaena godseffiana
    • Dracaena godseffiana (Gold dust dracaena)
    • Dracaena godseffiana Florida beauty
    • Dracaena godseffiana kelleri
  • Dracaena indivisa (Cordyline australis – Cabbage tree, grass palm)
  • Dracaena marginata
    • Dracaena marginata (Madagascar dragon tree)
    • Dracaena marginata Colorama
    • Dracaena marginata tricolor
  • Dracaena reflexa (safe for pets)
  • Dracaena sanderiana
  • Dracaena terminalis (Cordyline terminalis – Cordyline fruticosa)
    • Cordyline terminalis Kiwi
    • Cordyline terminalis Rededge
    • Cordyline terminalis Ti
    • Cordyline terminalis tricolor

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Leaves with brown tips & yellow edges: Low humidity
  • Leaves soft & curled with brown edges: Low temperature
  • Yellowing lower leaves: Natural process
  • Leaves with brown spots: Not enough watering
  • Plant death: Either over-watering or low temperature
  • Leaves with bleached dry patches: Too much sun

Pests: