How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Dracaena, Corn plant, Dragon tree, Ti tree—Cordyline, Dracaena spp.*
Family Agavaceae (Agave family)
Dracaenas are evergreen palmlike trees and shrubs. Leaves are ribbonlike or swordshaped, sometimes with white or yellowish-green stripes. Flowers form in clusters on many varieties and may be white, lavender, or red.
*Some species are invasive weeds. Other types of plants may be better choices when planting.
Optimum conditions for growth
Dracaenas make good houseplants or are found near pools, on patios, or in landscapes. Indoors, plants prefer bright indirect light but can tolerate low light. Outdoor conditions vary, but most species do well with full sun or part shade. Provide moderate to regular amounts of water. Indoor plants rarely bloom.
Leaves of Cordyline australis
The Cabbage tree, Cordyline australis