This popular house plant is native to tropical environments, originating in Madagascar and other Indian Ocean Islands. Dracaena is known for its sword-like leaves that end in a point. In addition to being rigid, the leaves of this variety exhibit vibrant stripes of white, green and neon yellow. While the colour and stripe details on this plant are often what make it a customer favourite, they also have the bonus of being pruned into either a cane or a bush as they grow larger. Dracaenas are air purifiers and make NASA's list of clean air plants.
- This plant needs filtered or dappled sunlight. You would want to place it in a well-lit room with windows, but away from direct light. A sunny window with sheer curtains is also a good idea.
- This plant has medium or moderate water needs and requires watering once or twice a week. It needs moist soil throughout the growing season for optimum growth and flowering. Water this plant when the soil is dry to touch.