Dracaena 'Dorado'

Dracaena 'Dorado'


It’s hard to go wrong with low-maintenance dracaena plants. Their spiky, tropical foliage comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, and they even help purify the air, so it’s no wonder that they’re a popular choice for homes and public spaces. Here’s what you need to know about how to keep your dracaena healthy and happy.


Dracaena can survive in low or medium light, but the leaves will look their best in bright, indirect sun. Excessive sun can cause browning of leaves, as can too little humidity (not a big problem for those of us in the Fog Belt). 

Dracaena are sensitive to excess salts and fluoride, especially the soil-free lucky bamboo version. If yellowing and browning of tips develops, you can try flushing the soil well, then watering with rainwater or distilled water.