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

A close up horizontal image of lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) growing in a small glass pot with pebbles surrounded by candles on a wooden surface.

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 Dracaena

A close up horizontal image of the green and white variegated foliage of dracaena, a popular houseplant.

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.