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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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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Dracaena is also undemanding and has dramatic strap-like leaves, often with red and yellow variegation, on impressive stems that can reach up to 1.8 metres tall.
For the rockeries Phoenix, Yucca, Agave, Asparagus, Cactus, Begonia, Juniper, Ruselia, Duranta, Iresine whereas for indoor plantation Aglaonema, Aucuba, Beaucarnea, Cladium, Coleus, Cycas, Dracaena, Dieffenbachia, Ficus benjmina, Pilea, Scheflera were used in the plantation, he added.
To complete the look, Gosha Greens found, purchased, and delivered local copperleaf, dracaena marginata, blue agave, and clusia plants just in time.
The defendant, of Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and the court heard he has previous convictions including common assault, violent disorder, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Houseplants with large leaves and smooth foliage, such as Philodendron, Dracaena and rubber plants can benefit if their leaves are washed at intervals to remove dust and grime.
Mae pobl leol yn defnyddio yr un planhigyn sef Dracaena cantleyi - planhigyn digon cyffredin yr olwg - i drin doluriau a phoen.
Varieties of dracaena (a small shrub), ficus (figs), nephrolepis (ferns) and syngonium (vines) have the potential to remove the largest quantities of these compounds.
Warneck Dracaena Grows really tall so it's perfect to as a natural separator for different areas of a room.
Also known as Warneckei, Dracaena deremensis removed 50% of formaldehyde, 52% of benzene and 10% of trichloroethylene from a chamber over a 24-hour period in NASA's pioneering 1989 study.
If your rooms or balcony receive a short spell of full sunlight, grow Dracaena, Painted Drop Tongue, Philodendron, etc
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.