What is this Plant?

Someone gave me two of these plants. They had no idea what they were. Trying to figure out what they are and how to take care of them.

Hi Mindie,

Your plant is a Dracaena janet craig. Dracaena janet craig plants grow slowly in low light, but grow much faster in medium light. When the light is extremely low, new leaves will be smaller and narrower. Placing a Dracaena janet craig in the sun for even a few minutes, burns the leaves. When in doubt, do not water! Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. The lower the light, the less often a dracaena needs water. Fluoride, chlorine, or salt in the water causes brown tips and yellow spots on the leaves. You can read all my care tips for a Dracaena janet craig in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.


Dracaena janet craig 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.