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Dracaena Genus

Dragon tree

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Dracaena genus (Dragon tree). This genus has about 40 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. They are mainly grown for their foliage, because of their cane-like stems and crown of strap-shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Canary Islands and W.Africa

Interest and use

Foliage and overall appearance.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 13-18C, and will need full light or partial shade with well drained soil. Rejuvenate leggy plants by cutting back to near soil level in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or air layering in the spring or by tip or stem cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, thrips and scale insects under glass.

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