Dracaena spp.



Dracaena, also known as the female dragon, is a genus of about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs. Most species have short ringed stalks and narrow sword-shaped leaves, though some resemble trees with crowns of leaves. The majority of the species are native to Africa, southern Asia through to northern Australia, with two species in tropical Central America. Many species of Dracaena are kept as houseplants due to tolerance of lower light, sparse watering and for their ornamental foliage. They are noted as effective air cleaners that remove chemicals, such as formaldehyde, from the air indoors.