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Common Name: Belgian Evergreen, Good Luck Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana (dra-SE-na san-der-e-AN-a)
Decorative Life: years.
Post Harvest Care
- Keep foliage clean by washing with water but do not keep foliage wet for over 10 hours as increased disease can occur. Irrigate with water that is 65 degrees F or slightly warmer as lower temperature water is reported to promote leaf fall.
- Prone to red spider mite attacks.
Harvest Instructions: Production light levels can greatly influence postharvest performance.
- Member of the Agavaceae (agave family).
- Native to Cameroun.
- Common relatives include yucca, agave, ti-plant, New Zealand flax, pony tail and tuberose.
- Plant is classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
- Slender shrub to 5-6 feet, branched at base. Leaves glossy green, mostly variegated with silver-white stripes.
Availability: Year round.
Flower Color: mostly white but not applicable.
Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, store above 55 degrees F.
- Dracaena: Greek for female dragon; the plant juice, when thickened, is supposed to resemble dragon's blood.
- Mature leaves contain two types of calcium oxalate, both of which can cause swelling if consumed.
- The picture shown for this species is typical of a Good Luck Plant for sale.