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Dracaena Fragrans

Latin name

Dracaena fragrans



Common name



Tropical Africa

How easy am I to care for?

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The Dracaena fragrans is a species of flowering plant native throughout tropical Africa. It is available in a number of cultivars, the most common of which are the ‘Janet Craig’, ‘Compacta’, ‘Golden Coast’, and ‘Lemon Lime’.

It’s a slow growing shrub, usually multi-stemmed at the base. In the wild, mature specimens can reach 15m tall.

It is commonly used as a houseplant and valued for its tolerance or a wide range of indoor conditions.

Several cultivars have variegated foliage with a number of beautiful patterns designs available.

Caring for your plant



It survives low light levels, but will thrive in filtered, indirect lights. Avoid direct sunlight.


The fragrans will tolerate most things – but not soggy soil. Water thoroughly allowing the top 2-3 cm of water to dry out between waterings. Too much water


Prune in spring or early summer to control it’s growth. If you cut off the cane, it will sprout new of leaves from where it was cut.


The Dracaena will benefit from a liquid plant food every second watering during the growing season.

Pest & Diseases

The Dracaene is relativly easy to care for – however spider mites may attack during the winter months when the air is dry.

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