The range of Dracaena or Dragon Trees offers a wonderfully diverse selection of variegated, sturdy, lush houseplants. There are many varieties with different colours, including some with red margins. In this statement piece, a rosette of foliage grows around a central stem, with leaf length varying from narrow to broad and long or short.
As elegant as it is deceiving, the Dracaena or Dragon Tree is a low-maintenance, drought-resistant plant whose most attractive feature is keeping your air clean. This clever plant neither enjoys an abundance of direct sunlight nor cold spaces, so be sure to care for it by giving it plenty of light and not too much hot air. To be fair, it doesn’t require much watering as it stores water in its trunks. It’ll need to have its soil dried before you water it again. Ideally, it would be best if you fertilised it twice a year.
If they get too tall, you can easily trim them back. Some varieties can reach up to a few meters if not trimmed regularly. When they grow old, a specimen begins to develop thick, woody stems resembling miniature tree trunks. As the plant matures, its lower leaves die and fall off, encouraging them to grow new leaves.
You cannot grow much wrong with Dragon Trees regardless of when you get them and where you plant them. They are great accent pieces displayed on their own or combined with other pots of the same plant variety.