Dracaena Deremensis Janet Craig Flowering.jpg
Dracaena draco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Ruscaceae
Genus: Dracaena
Vand. ex L.[1]

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Terminalis Medik.[1]

Dracaena (pronounced /drəˈsiːnə/,[2] romanized form of the Ancient Greek δράκαινα - drakaina, "female dragon") is a genus of about 40 species of trees and succulent shrubs classified in the family Ruscaceae in the APG II system, or, according to some treatments, separated (sometimes with Cordyline) into a family of their own, Dracaenaceae or in the Agavaceae. The majority of the species are native in Africa, with a few in southern Asia and one in tropical Central America. The segregate genus Pleomele is now generally included in Dracaena. The genus Sanseviera is closely related, and has recently been synonymized under Dracaena in the Kubitzki system.


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Common NamesEdit

Janet Craig, Green Corn Plant


  • Allow soil to dry between waterings


  • Will grow in low light
  • Has been shown to remove formaldehyde from the surrounding environment


  1. 1.0 1.1 Template:Cite web
  2. 2.0 2.1 Template:Cite web
  3. Dracaena names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database.