How to Grow Care Tips for Dracaena houseplants

Dracaenas are Great HousePlants

Dracaenas are among my favorite houseplants.  They can be small enough to sit on a table or 7ft. trees large enough to take the place of a piece of furniture.  Even the least experienced plant enthusiast can successfully grow Dracaena Plants. Dracaenas thrive on neglect, grow well in low light, and need very little water. They are also excellent plants for cleaning the air, removing such harmful toxins as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.


Dark green, shiny Dracaena Janet Craig

Dracaena Janet Craig

Dracaena Janet Craig: Dracaena Janet Craig HousePlants have sword- shaped, leathery, dark green, shiny leaves that are about 3” wide and 2ft. in length. A Dracaena Janet Craig can be used as a table plant, bushy floor plant, or as a beautiful tall  tree. Read more about Dracaena Janet Craig houseplants and how to care for them:


Green with yellow stripe Dracaena Massangeanna Corn Plant

Draceana Massangeanna
Dracaena Corn Plant

Dracaena Massangeanna (Corn Plant): The Corn Plant Dracaena is especially popular because of its long graceful green leaves that have a yellow and light green stripe running down the center. When small Dracaena Corn Plants can sit on a table, but their claim to fame is as a stately cane plant growing up to 10-12 feet tall. Read more about Dracaena Corn Plants and how to care for them:


Bright green and yellow striped Dracaena Lemon Lime

Dracaena Lemon Lime

Dracaena Lemon Lime:  Dracaena Lemon Lime houseplants have 12”-24” long sword shaped leaves with bright green and yellow stripes. Like other Dracaena plants, the leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime are arranged in a rosette and grow off a very thick stem. Read more about Dracaena Lemon Lime houseplants and how to care for them:

Dark green, bushy Dracaena Compacta

Dracaena Janet Craig Compacta

The closest relative of the Dracaena Compacta houseplant is the Dracaena Janet craig, but the Compacta Plant is quite different in appearance. The Dracaena Compacta Plant has a thick green stem and several clumps of short dark green leaves 2″-4″ in length. It’s a beautiful addition to homes or offices, but it’s the most difficult and most expensive Dracaena Plant to care for. Read more about Dracaena Compacta HousePlants and how to care for them:

Short, narrow, Dracaena reflexa leaves

Dracaena Reflexa Plant

All varieties of Dracaena Reflexa  plants have short, narrow, pointed leaves that are spirally arranged on the stem and tufted at the ends of branches.