Dracaena Warneckii

Dracaena Warneckii is popular with the interior plantscape industry, owing to its tolerance of the low light levels and dry air commonly found in commercial buildings. However, is is also a favorite houseplant for the home. Especially effective in the removal of benzene, it is an excellent overall houseplant. Warneckii features leaves 2 feet (0.6 meters) long and about 2 inches (5 cm) wide. These are green with white and gray-green stripes. It is slower growing than the Janet Craig but can grow to a height of about 10 feet (3 meters) indoors. It can be contained by pruning at any time. 1 to 3 feet (0.3 – 0.9 meters), but has similar markings.

Family: Agavaceae (agave)

Origin: Africa

Care: Keep evenly moist. Avoid extremes or leaves may drop. Feed every two weeks in spring and summer. Water less often in winter and do not feed. Mist often or wipe leaves with a damp cloth or sponge. Do not use leaf-shine products.

Lighting: Semi-shade

Ideal Temperature: 50-75°F (10-24°C)

Challenges: Root rot if too cold or damp. Occasionally attacks of spider mites, scale insects and mealybugs if the air becomes too dry.

Propagation: Cuttings