Plant of the Week: Dracaena

Plant of the Week: Dracaena

The dragon tree, as this handsome houseplant is better known, has travelled a long way from its home in Africa, but it’s brought a touch of the exotic with it. Its vivid red-striped leaves are said to have the blood of dragons running through them, and its sap was used for many centuries in medicine and as a paint pigment.

Nowadays, we appreciate its dramatic beauty for our living rooms and conservatories instead. Dragon trees come in various combinations of red, gold and pink, their spear-like leaves borne on sturdy, handsome trunks. Find it your sunniest spot and only water when the compost is dry.

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With nearly 40 years experience in the horticultural industry, where better to obtain gardening advice than from Cowell's, the family Garden Centre. Cowell's which is on Main Road, Woolsington, was established in 1978.
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