Dracaenas are popular for their upright foliage and ease of growing nature! These Best Dracaena Varieties for Indoors are perfect as great houseplants!
Dracaena is a popular houseplant species that includes a range of varieties. It can survive in a range of growing conditions, is easy to maintain, and also purifies the indoor air. These qualities make it an ideal choice for a houseplant. Here are some of the Best Dracaena Varieties for Indoors!
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Types of Dracaena for Indoors
1. Lucky Bamboo
Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana
Height: A foot
This popular dracaena looks a bit like bamboo and is sold in small to big pots. It can be planted in the soil as well, where it does live longer. Lucky Bamboo is also a famous Feng-Shui plant and considered lucky houseplant that brings fortune.
Here’s everything you need to know about growing lucky bamboo
2. Madagascar Dragon Tree
Botanical Name: Dracaena marginata
Height: 5-6 feet
This evergreen tree exhibits stiff, red-purple leaves with curved, slim stalks. It is praised for its forgiving nature though the plant can not withstand low-light.
3. Florida Beauty
Botanical Name: Dracaena surculosa
Height: 2-4 feet
It is a beautiful, small and bushier variety, featuring broad green leaves that are adorned with light-yellow blotches. The plant has variegated foliage with cream spots.
4. Ribbon Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana Variegata ‘Ribbon Plant’
Height: 3-4 feet
This compact variety is the same species as lucky bamboo. It displays green leaves with creamy-white borders. The plant is popularly grown in terrariums due to a small size compared to other dracaenas.
5. Janet Craig
Botanical Name: Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’
Height: 2-5 feet
This is a popular houseplant with attractive, shiny, and dark green leaves that grows in compact tufts. It is an ideal choice for offices, small apartments, and bathrooms.
Botanical Name: Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’
Height: 3-5 feet
The plant features an array of stiff and pointed leaves, which have stripes in the shade of white, green, or gray. It does well in bright, indirect sunlight. Its air cleaning properties have earned it the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
7. Lemon Lime
Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans ‘Lemon Lime’
Height: 4-6 feet
This is another beautiful variety of Deremensis; It features 1-2 feet long corn-like green leaves with white-yellow stripes and gray-green center. It can grow up to 5-6 feet tall indoors.
8. Song of India
Botanical Name: Dracaena reflexa
Height: 3-6 feet
This Song of India shows off dark green leaves and is similar to marginata variety but has wider leaves with creamy edges. The plant can grow up to 3-4 feet tall indoors.
9. Corn Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans
Height: 4-6 feet
This low-maintenance and slow-growing plant prefers low light setting and doesn’t ask for much water. The shiny leaves of the plant are also potent in cleaning the indoor air off various toxins.