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Any of several tropical plants of the genera Dracaena and Cordyline cultivated as house plants for their sword-shaped sometimes variegated leaves.

[Late Latin, female dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn, serpent; see dragon.]


1. (Plants) any tropical plant of the genus Dracaena: some species are cultivated as house plants for their decorative foliage: family Agavaceae. See also dragon's blood, dragon tree
2. (Plants) any of several similar plants of the related genus Cordyline
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: she-dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn dragon]


or dra•ce•na

(drəˈsi nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any of various plants of the genera Cordyline and Dracaena, of the agave family, cultivated for their decorative foliage.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek drákaina, feminine of drákōn dragon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dracaena - an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliagedracaena - an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Dracaena - Old World tropical plants with branches ending in tufts of sword-shaped leaves; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
Dracaena draco, dragon tree - tall tree of the Canary Islands; source of dragon's blood
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For the best effect, you'll want to go for variety: small plants for window sills or bookshelves, trailing plants coming from a hanging basket, perhaps, while large uprights - such as philodendrons trained up poles, dracaena marginata or parlour palms - work beautifully in the corners.
Another popular tropical plant is the peperomia, which although are not as eye-catching as begonia or as resilient as dracaena, can thrive in a fairly wide range of conditions.
Lucky bamboo actually isn't bamboo at all - it's Dracaena - but it's still known to bring good luck.
For example, all five plants removed acetone from the air, but the dracaena plant absorbed roughly 94% of the airborne acetone in the chamber.
The selected papers registered 18 plant species used: Ajuga iva (southern bugle), Anacardium occidentale (cashew), Cassia sophera, Chlorophytum borivilianum (safed musli), Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Coccinia indica, Danae racemosa (poet's laurel), Dracaena arborea, Eugenia jambolana (jambul), Hyphaene the baica (doum palm),Momordica charantia (karela),Morns alba (white mulberry), Mncuna pruriens (velvet bean), Musa paradisiaca (banana), Phoenix dactylifera (date palm), Sida cordata, Tamarindus indica (tamarind) and Urtica dioica (stinging nettle).
All the tested fungicides significantly decreased the in vitro growth of the tested dracaena leaf spot fungi.
An indoor tree, like a Dracaena, ficus, or rubber tree.
It is a kind of red resin collected from natural exudates that appear in injured areas on the stem and branches of Dracaena cochinchinensis (Lour.
There will be a selection of fine wines provided by Opici Wines and Dracaena Winery as well as a sampling of craft beers by Climax Brewing Company.
I chose a variety of ferns, Ficus nana, Bridal Bouquet, variegated dracaena and kamuning because these are sturdy plants, sustainable and low maintenance, she says.
Mascarenhas said the common indoor species being brought to the camp include howea fosteriana or the Kentia Palm, dracaena massangeana, phaleonopsis, anthurium and dracaena marginata.