7 Popular Types of Dracaena Plants / Best Dracaena Varieties

Homiful.com -- Dracaena is such a special plant. They are much sought after, thanks to their varied leaf shapes and patterns. Moreover, dracaena is one of the most beneficial indoor plant that can purify the air. According to NASA's clean air research, dracaena can remove xylene, benzene, carbon dioxide and more from your indoor air.

Dracaena is an easy plant to care for. They can grow well, even indoor. Dracaena is adaptable in low light and bright, even very drought tolerant. This plant is so freshly beautiful with upright logs, long lanceolate curved leaves and dense leaves that looks so eye-catching of anyone who sees it.

There are over 40 types of dracaena cultivated, but you must know these 7 Popular Types of Dracaena Plants / Best Dracaena Varieties.

1. Dracaena Draco


Dracaena draco is also called as Dragon Tree. This plant belongs to the subtropical tree varieties of the genus Dracaena. This plant can grow big and tall, almost 1.2 meters (4 ft) in height, in about 10 years. The more it grows, the stems will look muscular and looks strong.

But, along with advances in plantation technology, you can still have a dracaena draco bonsai in a small pot like this. The leaves of this dracaena plant grow like a sword with a green color. They will give you a clear and firm statement indoor.

2. Dracaena Fragrans


Dracaena fragrans is also being known as cornstalk dracaena. Dracaena fragrans is a slow-growing shrub. This plant prefers a spot with bright, indirect light. Dracaena tree need less water than most indoor plant. In fact, you can water it every 10-14 days. It has curved green leaves with yellowish sides that look so pretty.

3. Dracaena Colorama


Different from other dracaena plant varieties, Dracaena colorama looks stunning with sword-like leaves. The underside and middle of the leaves are greenish, covered in burgundy color. You can grow this colorful dracaena with gorgeous indoors. Just place it in a sunny room with bright diffused light. Dracaena colorama is also can be grown outdoor in USDA hardiness zones 10 through 12.

4. Dracaena Limelight


Dracaena limelight has bright yellowish green foliage. This plant will enliven the living space. Because, Dracaena limelight tends to love medium to bright indirect sunlight. Direct sun will burn the leaves or make the leaves have brown spots. Create a stunning contrast by placing dracaena limelight on a black planter like this one.

5. Dracaena surculosa 'milky way'


Dracaena surculosa 'Milky Way' will remind you of the galaxy. Thanks to the striking leaf pattern in two colors. In the middle of the leaves are white to tend to cream/beige, and the edges are dark green. The leaves are so exotic and unique. The plants also tolerate a partial shade. Water this dracaena surculasa once or twice a week for better soil condition.

6. Dracaena compacta


Dracaena compacta is a perfect indoor plant for your corner. The shape is so slender and produce dense green leaves. They look big and bold, make the empty-corner look so lively. The plant tolerates low light condition, and it is easy to maintain. Place it in a classic matte white cylinder planter that make the dracaena compacta stand out more.

7. Dracaena reflexa


Dracaena reflexa is also called as 'Song of India'. The leaves are so lush in green with yellow edges. Get the best and beautiful leaf color by placing it in bright light. But, make sure keep it out of direct sunlight as it can make brown scorch marks on the leaves. If you take good care of this plant, it will turn out to be a spectacular plant like this one above.

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Author : Yeni
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