Some treatments view this taxon as a synonym of Dracaena braunii. However, it differs in several ways, including the flowers being five times longer than those of Dracaena braunii, while the leaf base is not congested as in Dracaena braunii. Dracaena sanderiana is therefore treated here as distinct[
Dracaena poggei Engl.
Dracaena vanderystii De Wild.
Pleomele poggei (Engl.) N.E.Br.
Pleomele sanderiana (Mast.) N.E.Br.
Common Name: Lucky Bamboo
Dracaena sanderiana is a slender, evergreen shrub, branched at the base, with erect stems up to 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations. It is an important and popular indoor ornamental plant that has also been shown to improve the indoor atmosphere.
West tropical Africa - Cameroon to Central African Republic, south to Angola and DR Congo
Shady places in the rainforest.
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
An extract of the leaves and stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an emollient and skin conditioner[
When grown as a house plant, this species has been shown to remove significant quantities of benzenes from the atmosphere[
Cuttings. Dracaena species are generally easy to propagate. Only a small piece of the plant is required to form a new plant, and even when thrown away it may easily root[
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