Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’
The very popular Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’ is more commonly known as the Corn Plant. It does well in low light conditions and its wide leaves are long and arc gracefully from the stalk.
Fragrans can be either grown as a low shrub form, by rooting tip cuttings, or a tree form, by rooting mature canes.
The ‘Massangeana” variety is the most popular, due to its dramatic yellow variegation running down the center of its leaves.
The temperature requirements for fragrans is a comfortable 75 degrees and the water requirements are low. Dracaenas are one of the plants used in the NASA Clean Air Study and has shown to help remove Formaldehyde.
Dracaenas have wide leaves that do accumulate dust. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust. Although most Dracaenas have few problems with pest, occasionally mealy bug and scale can attack the plant.
Contact your local garden professional for information on treating your tropicals for pest and for care information check out this Dracaena Care Guide.