Name: Dracaena ‘Rikki’
Dracaena Rikki is a relatively new Dracaena for interior use.
Rikki features deep rich green leaves with highlighted yellow bands in the center running the length of the leaf.
Rikki is open and aesthetically pleasing with a color pattern that provides an interesting alternative choice to other Dracaena varieties such as Dracaena Janet Craig, Dracaena Warneckii, and Dracaena Gold Star.
It’s difficult to find many plants that are colorful and maintain their color when placed indoors under lower light conditions. That’s one of the excellent qualities that Dracaena ‘Rikki’ exhibits. Interior plantscapers are giving this new variety very impressive reviews.
The temperature requirements for Rikki 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.