Cathy Isom gives you some instruction, as well as the reasons why you need a Madagascar Dragon Tree in hour home. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The Madagascar Dragon Tree – or Dracaena genus – is a stunning plant that continues to grow in popularity with house plant growers. This is due to their easy-care nature, upright habit, and striking, strap-like foliage.
There are several different varieties and many species of the Madagascar Dragon Tree. All species fall into one of two categories, being either tree-like in structure with stout trunks and broad, very stiff leaves, or the shrubby Dracaenas.
The Dracaena genus is one plant that’s undergone extensive research in the NASA Clean Air Study, proving it has great air filtration abilities. It is one of the best plants for removing damaging toxic gases, such as formaldehyde, xylene and trichloroethylene. However, please be aware that all plants within the Dracaena genus are toxic to cats and dogs.
When caring for your Madagascar Dragon Tree, always be sure they receive bright, though indirect, filtered light, and away from any cold drafts. All the Dracaenas are frost-tender, suitable for outdoor growing in zones 10 -11 only. In all other areas, your plants can be over-wintered indoors and placed outside throughout the summer months. A minimum temperature of 64 degrees is recommended, though temperatures of around 70 – 75 degrees will guarantee healthy growth.
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