Description for Cordiline Dracaena
This plant is grown primarily for its exotic, sword-shaped leaves. It makes an excllent accent plant in a garden setting. It does especially well growing in a container. There are several other cultivars which are similar. This Cordyline can tolerate considerable cold. Remove old foliage periodically.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Dracaena Spikes||Flowers form in clusters on many varieties and may be white, lavender, or red.||Seasonal bloomer||6 to 15 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Dracaenas make good houseplants or are found near pools, on patios, or in landscapes. Indoors, plants prefer bright indirect light but can tolerate low light. Outdoor conditions vary, but most species do well with full sun or part shade. Provide moderate to regular amounts of water. Indoor plants rarely bloom.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||40 to 50 degrees C||Apply for organic fertilizer|
Caring for Cordiline Dracaena
- Red dracaena, corn plant, dragon tree and Ti tree are all common names for Cordyline Dracena, a tropical plant that is a member of the Agavaceae family of plants. While Cordyline is an invasive plant in its native habitats within Australia and southeastern Asia, it makes an attractive houseplant that can grow up to 10 feet tall. Like other tropical houseplants, Cordyline requires proper care to encourage optimal growth and health.
Typical uses of Cordiline Dracaena
Special features: Dracaenas are evergreen palmlike trees and shrubs. Leaves are ribbonlike or swordshaped, sometimes with white or yellowish-green stripes. Flowers form in clusters on many varieties and may be white, lavender, or red.
Culinary use: Vegetable
Ornamental use: Grow in containers in the St. Louis area for use as summer patio plants or as year round houseplants. Mature container plants can lend a tropical flavor to patios, decks and other locations around the home.