Top down view of the leaves of a variegated Dracaena reflexa plant.


Do you want to grow a houseplant that is both beautiful and easy? Dracaena plants are perfect for the novice. They require little maintenance, can withstand neglect, and can be grown in many different environments. Use our guides down below to learn how to grow and care for this beautiful foliage pant and find tips for choosing the best cultivars as well as identifying specific pest and diseases that might affect your plant. New to dracaena? Start with our 101 growing guide.

How to Grow and Care for Dracaena

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Ideal for indoor gardening, Dracaena is a genus of low maintenance tropical plants that come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Many species are distinguished by narrow, spectacularly striped foliage growing from a sturdy central cane. Continue on to learn all about growing these whimsical plants indoors.

How to Water Dracaena Plants

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It’s easy to get it wrong when watering a dracaena plant. Many people do (no shame!) and the result is browning leaves or blackening stems. Are you guilty of bad watering practices? Don’t worry, you’re in good company. And you’re on the path to redemption – read our complete guide to watering dracaena plants now.

When and How to Prune Dracaena

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Dracaena species are stylish tropicals, popular houseplants that can also grow in gardens with mild winters. And these tree-like shrubs are easy to prune, branching to produce ample new foliage where cut. Keep your plants manageable and looking good with these easy steps to prune dracaena in the home and garden.

21 Different Varieties of Snake Plants to Grow Indoors

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The Sansevieria genus, now classified as Dracaena, contains many lovely specimens – with a few surprises. Some of the forms and colors available are distinctive and stunning, and many species make excellent houseplants. We’ve chosen 21 of the best snake plants to add interest, greenery, and shape to your collection.

What Are the Different Types of Snake Plants?

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Snake plants are an old standby with houseplant lovers, but despite their popularity, some of their most unique and dramatic forms have flown under the radar. In fact, some are so different that they may seem unrelated! We’ll look at the various forms available on the market today and discuss what makes them special.

7 Best Types of Dracaena to Grow at Home

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When you need a bold houseplant, dracaena is just what you’re looking for. Forgiving of mistakes and popular in the home and office since the 1960s, the dracaena genus offers at least half a dozen species suitable for home growers so you can find the right one for you. Learn about 7 types to grow at home. Read more now.

How to Propagate Dracaena Houseplants

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Dracaena is a houseplant that is happy when you forget to water it, and it will keep on keepin’ on when you put it in a dark corner. That’s our kind of houseplant – and we say, the more the merrier! You’re in luck, because dracaena propagation is as easy as 1-2-3. Read all about it in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Lucky Bamboo Houseplants

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Lucky bamboo is not a true bamboo, but a type of dracaena in the asparagus family. From its native Africa, it made its way to ancient Asia, where it became a symbol of good fortune and a facilitator of the harmonious practice of feng shui. Read on to learn all about lucky bamboo and how you can grow your own indoors.

How to Grow and Train Dracaena Plants as Bonsai

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If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow beginner bonsai plant that can stay indoors all year long, dracaenas fit the bill. That’s because they’re simple to care for and undemanding when it comes to light, food, and water, even inside your home – perfect if you’re just dipping your toe into the art of bonsai. Read more.

Why Are the Stems on My Dracaena Turning Black?

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Despite the hardiness of most Dracaena plants, these houseplants are susceptible to infections that cause their stems to turn black. This is usually due to fungal root rots that occur from overwatering. Read more now to learn how to diagnose black stems on Dracaena and what to do with an infected plant.

Is Dracaena Toxic to Cats or Dogs?

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Can ingesting dracaena be harmful to cats and dogs? You will need to monitor for adverse symptoms and call the vet if your pet samples this type of houseplant, a common pick among indoor gardeners. Read on to learn more about the toxicity of dracaena to household pets, symptoms to watch out for, and care tips.

How to Grow and Care for Snake Plants

Six small variegated green snake plants in black containers.

Snake plants are a guaranteed winner for anybody, anywhere. Practically impossible to kill, sansevieria is a great addition to any home. Read about these hardy plants perfect for whatever shade of your green your thumb is here in our snake plant growing guide.