Dracaena spp.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Dracaena
Synonym: Not available
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Not available
Distribution: Native of Madagascar
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental, hedge plant, indoor plant.
Key Characteristics: Dracaena, genus of more than 100 species of plants in theasparagusfamily (Asparagaceae). Members of the genus are native primarily to the Old World tropics, especially Africa, and one species isendemictoSouth America. SeveralDracaenaspecies arecultivatedas houseplants for their ornamental foliage and are noted as effective air cleaners that remove chemicals, such asformaldehyde, from the air indoors. The genus is fairlydiverse. Most species have short ringed stalks and narrow sword-shapedleaves, though some resemble trees with crowns of leaves. The smallflowersare typically red, yellow, or green and produce berrylike fruit with one to three seeds.