Dracaena Plants

Dracaena Plants: Buying & Care Guide

Celebrate the versatility of Dracaena plants and explore our carefully curated collection! These popular and adaptable indoor plants are a great addition to any living space and come in various patterns and sizes. Furthermore, they offer a myriad of benefits.

Dracaena: Benefits

  • Some of the top air-purifying plants that remove toxins like formaldehyde from the air
  • Control and balance indoor humidity
  • Dracaenas are easy-going, low-maintenance plants
  • Boost productivity and improve mood
  • Enhance properties’ curb appeal with their tropical elegance

Whether you want a small centerpiece, like the neat Janet Craig Dragon Plant (Dracaena 'Janet Craig'), or a hand-picked selection of vibrant Dracaenas (Dragon trees), like our Black Leaf Dragon Tree Collection, there is a plethora of options to enchant any plant lover! 

Explore Our Dracaena Collection & Find the Right Plant for You

Dracaena plants are easy to care for and ideal for novice and seasoned plant enthusiasts. When selecting the perfect plant for your needs, consider the light conditions and the size of your space. For instance, Dracaena marginata can reach 6 ft and is ideal for larger rooms, while smaller varieties can be quickly grown on shelves and office desks. These spectacular tropical plants can also grow outdoors as porch plants in warmer climates. Remember, however, that Dracaenas are toxic to pets

There are different types of Dracaena plants, such as Dragon trees that grow upright stems crowned with leaves, Lucky Bamboo with its slender stalks – a popular Feng Shui plant, and even snake plants, scientifically known as Dracaena trifasciata and Sansevieria. 

White Stripe Dragon Tree

  • Distinct characteristics: The White Stripe Dragon Tree (Dracaena warneckii) has bushy, dark green glossy leaves, edged by white stripes, and can grow to about 4 ft. tall.
  • Requirements: This plant is adaptable to different light conditions (although it thrives in bright, indirect light) and loves warm temperatures and high humidity.
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet toxicity: Toxic if ingested

Lemon Lime Dragon Tree Plant

  • Distinct characteristics: With dark green and lime-yellow stripes on its leaves, the Lemon Lime Dragon Tree Plant (Dracaena warneckii) is an eye-catching Dracaena plant for sale that grows up to 5-7 ft tall.    
  •  Requirements: Prefers bright, indirect light and high humidity, and it grows best in warm temperatures with no cold drafts.
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet toxicity: Toxic if ingested

Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree

  • Distinct characteristics: A beautiful Dragon tree with dramatic dark-green foliage marked with a central lime-green stripe, the Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree (Dracaena warneckii "Hawaiian Sunshine") starts as a bushy and compact plant that can eventually reach 5 ft in height.    
  • Requirements: Adaptable to various humidity levels, this Dragon Tree plant needs bright, indirect light and warm temperatures from 60℉ to 77℉.
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet toxicity: Toxic if ingested

Magenta Cane Dragon Tree

  • Distinct characteristics: The long, ribbon-like foliage of the Magenta Cane Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata ‘Magenta’) grows in lush, bushy rosettes from the stout stalks of this unusual plant.
  • Requirements: Adaptable to various humidity levels, this Dragon Tree plant needs bright, indirect light and warm temperatures from 60℉ to 77℉.
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet toxicity: Toxic if ingested

Dracaena Plant Care: Growing & Maintenance Tips  

Dracaena Tree plant care is simple, making these fantastic plants suitable even for beginners. Follow these Dracaena plant care tips to keep them flourishing:

Watering and Humidity

Water your Dracaena well and let the soil dry before repeated watering. For the best Dracaena plant indoor care, increase the humidity by placing your plant on a pebble tray or grouping it with other plants. That said, Dragon Trees will typically also adapt to lower humidity levels.

Light and Temperature

Bright, indirect light is best for your Dracaena, but these undemanding plants can also adapt to lower light conditions. Keep the temperatures warm, from 65℉ to 90℉, and protect your plant from cold drafts.

Soil, Fertilizing, and Repotting

Dragon Trees require well-draining soil that won’t retain too much moisture. Mix some perlite with the potting soil to enhance drainage. Dilute a liquid fertilizer by half strength and feed once a month during the growing season. Let your plant rest during winter. When it outgrows its current container, repot it into a 2-inch larger pot filled with fresh soil. Water thoroughly and let the water drain.

Pruning and Common Issues

Prune any yellowing or dried leaves as part of your regular Dragon Tree care. Discolored leaves can be a sign of accumulated salts in the soil. Flush the soil with water to eliminate mineral buildup. Yellowing, soft leaves indicate overwatering. Crisp brown leaf edges, on the other hand, are the result of underwatering your Dracaena.

Order Dracaena Plant for Sale From Lively Root Today

Add tropical elegance to your indoor or outdoor spaces and enjoy the vibrant patterned foliage and unusual shape of Dracaena plants! These exotic plants can help you boost your property’s curb appeal as front door plants or introduce them as a one-of-a-kind decorative element in your office or living room. Their unique beauty and air-cleansing properties can make Dragon Trees a lovely and thoughtful gift!