Dracaena Warnekii Plant

D. deremensis warnekii
Striped Dracaena Plant

Dracaena “warnekii” houseplants, like all dracaenas, are hardy, slow-growing plants that thrive on neglect. Sometimes referred to as the “striped dracaena”, this plant has long, pointed, narrow green and white striped leaves.  The Dracaena warnekii  can be used as table plants, bushy floor plants, or tall cane plants for home and office. The “jumbo” variety has wider leaves and is a more compact plant. The “lemon lime” cultivar has yellow and green stripes. A Dracaena warnekii is one of the few colorful indoor plants that can survive in low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron. conditions. NASA recommends the Dracaena warnekii one of the top ten plants for removing formaldehyde from the air.

Dracaena warneki plants are considered by some to be slightly poisonous, especially to dogs and cats. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants