Dracaenas feature upright shoots with long, slender leaves. These hardy plants are a favorite for adding height to a space.
Medium to bright, indirect light
Water thoroughly, but allow soil to dry out mostly before watering again. Can be sensitive to minerals and salts in tap water, so consider watering with filtered water. Overwatering or soggy soil will cause root rot.
Prefers above 65°F
Fertilize monthly spring through fall with a balanced liquid fertilizer at 1/4 the recommended rate. Pull off lower leaves as they turn brown.
Toxic to pets
Difficulty Level: Easy
Varieties grown and sold at Urban Garden include Dracaena Marginata, Dracaena Rikki, Dracaena Lisa, Dracaena Lemon Lime, Dracaena Janet Craigii, and Dracaena Michiko.