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Useful Tropical Plants

Dracaena sanderiana

Mast.

Asparagaceae


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[
1860
Title
Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants; Monocotyledons (Second Edition)
Publication
 
Author
Eggli U. & Nyffeler R. (Editors)
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020
Year
2020
ISBN
978-3-662-56484-4
Description
 
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1862
Title
Taxonomic novelties in African Dracaena (Dracaenaceae)
Publication
Blumea 63, 2018: 31-53
Author
Damen T.H.J. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2018.63.01.05
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
2212-1676
Description
 
]

+ Synonyms

Dracaena poggei Engl.

Dracaena vanderystii De Wild.

Pleomele poggei (Engl.) N.E.Br.

Pleomele sanderiana (Mast.) N.E.Br.

Common Name: Lucky Bamboo

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General Information

Dracaena sanderiana is a slender, evergreen shrub, branched at the base, with erect stems up to 150cm tall[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
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.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

West tropical Africa - Cameroon to Central African Republic, south to Angola and DR Congo

Habitat

Shady places in the rainforest.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An extract of the leaves and stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an emollient and skin conditioner[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].

When grown as a house plant, this species has been shown to remove significant quantities of benzenes from the atmosphere[
1861
Title
Removal of benzene from indoor air by Dracaena sanderiana: Effect of wax and stomata
Publication
Atmospheric Environment 57 (2012) 317e321
Author
Treesubsuntorn C. & Thiravetyan P.
Website
http://10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.04.016
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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[
1862
Title
Taxonomic novelties in African Dracaena (Dracaenaceae)
Publication
Blumea 63, 2018: 31-53
Author
Damen T.H.J. et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2018.63.01.05
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
2212-1676
Description
 
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2022-11-27. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dracaena+sanderiana>

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