Dracena deremensis alta
The Dracaena deremensis (photo below) originating from Derema in East Africa (typical of the Usambara forests in Tanzania) is a plant that never reaches remarkable dimensions. In fact, it can reach at most one and a half meters. It has tapering leaves striated with white, which hang downwards, carried by rigid stems.
This Dracaena is also known as «palos de la felicidad» or «palo del Brasil» or «palo de Brasil» or «Árbol de la felicidad». The tree of happiness is a cutting that, placed in a pot, within three months develops leaves and roots and very often lose variegation giving the typical sticks of happiness.
Dracaena godseffiana (photo below) is undoubtedly the most characteristic. The leaves are short, green and dotted with white spots, with a bushy habit. It can also reach two meters in height.
Dracaena marginata (photo below) is a plant native to Madagascar. One of its characteristics is that as it grows, as the stem lengthens and the lower leaves fall, they leave protuberances that constitute a graceful decorative element. Another characteristic is due to the fact that the leaves also develop in the basal part: this is due to the fact that dormant buds sprout from below the surface of the soil. This occurs when the plant is kept in full sun because it has a better transport of the products of chlorophyll photosynthesis.
Drácena de hoja fina
The genus Dracena includes about 40 species and the genus Cordiline includes about 20 species, all native to tropical and western Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, the islands of the Indian Ocean and Central America.
They are herbaceous, shrubby or arboreal plants; the latter in the juvenile phase are formed by a straight trunk surmounted by a tuft of leaves, afterwards the trunk becomes thicker and subdivides resembling real trees.
The leaves can be oval or elongated and very pointed; the color varies from bright green to dark green, often interrupted by white or yellow streaks or by light speckles and shades.
has on the apical part of the stem tufts of narrow and long leaves, dark green in color, from which once was extracted the «dragon blood» used for the preparation of paints used for stringed musical instruments. Native to Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Madeira.
The flowers, gathered in a green-yellow panicle inflorescence, have a scarce decorative effect; flowering takes place between spring and summer. It is rare that it happens in Apartment.
Dracaena deremensis care
This is a tropical shrub native to the African continent that belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It has a very thin trunk, barely 5cm wide, and a maximum height of 1m. Its leaves are short, up to 40cm long, pointed, and of a bright green color that will combine wonderfully with the decoration of the room where you want to put it.
Ideally, it should be placed in a room with plenty of natural light, although it can be in other rooms that are a little dark. It can be kept outdoors protected from direct sunlight as long as the temperature does not drop below 5ºC.
It resists drought better than overwatering, so it is important to let the substrate dry before watering again. In general, it is recommended to water once or twice a week, once or twice more if it is outdoors.
When the leaves are a little lower than they should be, it is most likely that it is in a room where there is not enough light, so it will be necessary to move it to another area that is better lit.
Dracaena cuidados tipos
Donkeys – Poultry – Cattle – Dogs – Horses – Guinea pigs – Rabbits – Cats – Ovicaprains – Fish – Chickens – Pigs – Fauna – Orchards – Herbaceous plants – Flowers – Trees – Insects – Estimate – Typical products – Mushrooms – Parks
Etymology: from the Greek drakaina, the female of the dragon, probably because of the resinous and red substance (obtained from the species D. draco), from which the coloring substances called «dragon’s blood» are extracted.
– Fungal diseases: they are manifested by the appearance on the leaves of brown spots with purple margins and black spots. It is necessary to prevent their appearance by keeping the environment aerated and humid, but not asphyctic. The affected parts must be cut.
– Scale insects: they can attack stems and leaves. Physically eliminate them and treat the plants with anticoccidic products or rub the attacked parts with a cotton ball soaked in water and alcohol.