Green Dracaena

Scientific name: Dracaena deremensis

Description: The plain dark green-leaved form is rarely seen. D. d. ‘Bausei’ grows 4 feet tall, with a spread of 15 inches. Leaves are 18 inches long and 2 inches wide. They narrow to an inch-wide stalklike base near the stem. There is a single, broad white stripe along the middle.

Light: Bright, indirect light

Temperature: Warm temperatures (65 to 75 degrees F is ideal)

Methods of propagation: Tip or stem cuttings or from basal shoots

Comment: Can be sensitive to salty water. Leaf tips and margins can burn or become yellow if excessive levels of salts are present.

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