Assorted species and varieties of Dracaena indoor tropical plants

One of the most varied and widely cultivated of all tropical plants, Dracaena comes in so many shapes, sizes, colors and textures that this single genus could fill an entire mixed planting display. Dracaena is also referred to as "Dragon Tree." Typically a moderate to slow growing plant, most types of Dracaena can eventually get quite tall, some topping off at 10 to 15 feet, others reaching 50 feet in their native tropical environments.

It's difficult to generalize this diverse group of plants, but the majority of Dracaena prefer low to moderate light and a few can tolerate bright light. Dracaena is hardy in typical indoor humidity levels, but enjoys higher humidity. Varieties of Dracaena are usually easy to care for and somewhat tolerant of neglect.

Most species of Dracaena originated in Africa, and some from Asia. In the late 1800s, however, the species Dracaena americana was discovered in Central America, and in 1910 Dracaena cubensis was discovered in Cuba. These are the only two Dracaena originating from the New World.