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Lucky Bamboo Dracaena sanderiana

Previously known as:

  • Dracaena braunii
  • Pleomele braunii
  • Pleomele sanderiana
Phonetic Spelling
dra-SEE-nah san-der-ree-AY-na
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This Dracaena resembles bamboo but is not a true bamboo at all. It is grown as a house plant outside of the tropical zone. It performs well in containers with partial shade outdoors or bright but indirect light indoors.   It requires moist soil or it can be grown in chlorine-free water. Change the water weekly and provide with a weak liquid fertilizer.  The bright green strappy leaves are widely spaced along the upright stems, giving the plant an open, airy appearance. The stems are often trained into a variety of shapes and it is popular with Feng Shui. Rarely blooms as a house plant.

 

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Tags:
#houseplant#green#container plant#shade tolerant#interiorscape#bamboo#hydrophonics#problem for cats#problem for dogs#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#green#container plant#shade tolerant#interiorscape#bamboo#hydrophonics#problem for cats#problem for dogs#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dracaena
    Species:
    sanderana
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    West Central Tropical Africa to North East Angola
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Rarely blooms as a house plant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bright green strappy leaves are widely spaced along the upright stems
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Thick green stem resembling bamboo.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting (occasionally with blood), depression, anorexia, hypersalivation, dilated pupils (cats).
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No