Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Foliage plants most widely grown indoors or on a patio or lanai. Many resemble palms. Some show a graceful, fountainlike form with broad, curved, ribbonlike leaves, occasionally striped with chartreuse or white. Others have very stiff, sword-shaped leaves. Outdoors, give all but D. draco a wind-protected site. In containers, water only when the top 1/2–1 in. of soil is dry. They almost never bloom as houseplants.
For other plants often called dracaena, see Cordyline.Dracaena draco
Native to the Canary Islands. Stout trunk with upward-reaching or spreading branches topped by clusters of heavy, 2-ft.-long, sword-shaped leaves. Grows slowly to 20 ft. high and as wide. Makes an odd but interesting silhouette. Clusters of greenish white flowers form at branch ends. After blossoms drop, stemmy clusters remain; trim these off to keep plants neat.
Native to the Canary Islands. Stout trunk with upward-reaching or spreading branches topped by cluster...
Tends to be smaller than H. forsteriana (grows to 25 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide), with 6–...
These feather palms are native to Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific. Slow growing, they reach full...