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Striped Dracaena   

Dracaena deremensis

'Striped Dracaena' is a plant in the Dracaena genus with a scientific name of Dracaena deremensis.

This plant is toxic to dogs and cats if ingested.2

Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green and   Bright green colour. Striped Dracaena grows as an evergreen and is a houseplant / none. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Striped Dracaena is known for growing with a erect habit to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet in imperial).

Striped Dracaena is known to be toxic to humans and/or animals, so be careful where you position and how you handle this plant.

Striped Dracaena is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Striped Dracaena

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

Use non-fluoridated water. Keep evenly moist-too much will kill it and too little will turn the tips brown.
This plant grows tall and as each leaf becomes old, it detaches and leaves the stem bare. In old plants this can look odd as all the foliage is too high to appreciate! To refresh the plant, cut the stem at a point at least 30cm below the required height and take the opportunity to repot it at this stage too, as it will increase the leaf growth. New leaf tufts will grow at the cut edge and it will usually branch too.
The stems that have been cut off can easily be grown into new plants by rooting them in water. The stem can make one than one plant if it is very long, by cutting 20 cm lengths. Make sure you put the end that was nearest the plants roots into the water. Rooting may take up to 6 months, only soak the end cm or so of stem in water, so it does not rot. Pot up into gritty compost, or for a jungle effect squeeze it into the original plant’s pot

A dappled sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Striped Dracaena is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

See our list of companion Plants for Striped Dracaena to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Striped Dracaena from seed

Transplanting Striped Dracaena

Use a loam based mix and make sure the pot is not too large. Provide stability for tall plants by using a clay pot

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 12°C / 54°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Striped Dracaena is a tender plant.

Common Striped Dracaena problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Striped Dracaena plants:

Iron deficiency can cause yellowing of the leaves. Not enough water or humidity below 40% may cause the tips of the leaves to turn brown.

Mealy bugs particularly in the growing tips
Spidermite if allowed to get too dry

Striped Dracaena Folklore & Trivia

Originally from Africa it has been a staple houseplant since Victorian times.

Other names for Striped Dracaena

striped dragon tree, cornstalk dracaena

Misspellings: drasina, drasinaea,

Striped Dracaena care instructions

How long does Striped Dracaena take to grow?

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