The different kinds of dracaena to adopt to decorate your interior.

The dracaena entered our homes and offices many years ago. In a short time, they have established themselves among the leaders of indoor green plants. You may have heard of it as dracena, dragon tree or dragon's blood tree in reference to the red sap that can be found in certain varieties.

Are you still hesitating to make it your houseplant? Here are 4 reasons to adopt it as soon as possible:

1) Its maintenance is very easy : The dracaena requires little care, it should not be cut when grown indoors and it only needs to be watered once a week. As for its exposure, the dracaena needs light, preferably place it behind a window but beware of direct sunlight which could burn its leaves.

2) It purifies your air : The dracaena is one of the air purifying plants listed by NASA. It therefore eliminates toxins and pollutants that stagnate in your interior such as formaldehyde (tobacco smoke, household products, glue, varnish, or even open fireplaces), toluene (paint, solvent, carpet), benzene (construction material, detergent, air freshener), xylene (parquet, felt or even paint), trichloroethylene (insulation walls, chipboard) and also carbon monoxide (tobacco smoke, gas stove, heater water or heating by combustion).

3) It brings exoticism to your interior : The dracaena is part of the agavaceae family. These are wild plants native to islands with humid and hot climates in Central America, Asia and tropical regions of Africa. Its green foliage gives it the air of a small palm tree.

4) The choice is yours: There are more than 120 varieties of dracaena! There is therefore something for all tastes and all styles, of all sizes and all colors.

How about we show you our favourites?

The dracaena marginata : It is also called the dragon tree of Madagascar, a combination between its origin, Madagascar and its more famous cousin dracaena draco well known for its blood red resin. It has beautiful dark leaves with a subtle red margin. The bicolor dracaena marginata is commonly called a rainbow plant because it features cream and yellow stripes on narrow green leaves with a red edge.

The dracaena burley : This is a fairly robust species. The burley differs from its colleagues by its wide and long leaves striped by a central yellow stripe.

The dracaena janet craig : It has large dark leaves that hang slightly downwards.

The dracaena song of jamaica : Unlike other dracaena, this variety has narrower dark green leaves striped with a light green central stripe.

Amaury Focant