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Make a lush and private area outside your home to entertain, creating walls or screens by placing taller potted plants like boxwoods, cannas, dracaena, fountain grass, or elephant ears.
The consensus on potting soil for dracaena is split between good commercial potting soil and that soil mixed half and half with vermiculite.
Place an upright plant, like dracaena spike or fountain grass, in the center or back of the planter, then tier down to mid-height plants, then to plants that cascade, like potato vine.
Tropical bromeliads, orchids, spathiphyllum, aluminum plants and dracaena like the shady sites.
The tall reddish-brown spikes of cordyline (dracaena) add a bit of dash to any mix of flowering annuals.
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Any of about 50–80 species of ornamental foliage plants in the agave family, the dracaena is native primarily to the Old World tropics. Most have short stalks and narrow, sword-shaped leaves; some have taller stalks and resemble trees. The small flowers are red, yellow, or green. Two species are often grown as houseplants. The ornamental dragon tree of the Canary Islands bears orange fruit. Its trunk contains a red gum, called dragon’s blood, which was formerly used in medicines.
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