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Dracaena sanderiana

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Ruscaceae
Genus: Dracaena
Species: D. sanderiana
Binomial name
Dracaena sanderiana
Sander ex Mast.
This article is about "lucky bamboo". For the aquatic plant, see Vallisneria

Dracaena sanderiana, known as Ribbon Dracaena, lucky bamboo or sometimes Ribbon Plant, is a species of Dracaena, native to Cameroon in tropical west Africa. It is one of a group of small, shrubby species with slender stems and flexible strap-shaped leaves that grow as understory plants in rainforests. It is an upright shrub growing to 1.5 m tall, with leaves 15-25 cm long and 1.5-4 cm broad at the base. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (720x891, 121 KB)This is Dracaena fragrans Stedneri and not . ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta... It has been suggested that Angiospermae, and Anthophyta be merged into this article or section. ... Liliopsida is the botanical name for a class. ... Families according to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group Agapanthus Agavaceae Alliaceae Amaryllidaceae Aphyllanthaceae Asparagaceae Asphodelaceae Asteliaceae Blandfordiaceae Boryaceae Doryanthaceae Hemerocallidaceae Hyacinthaceae Hypoxidaceae Iridaceae Ixioliriaceae Lanariaceae Laxmanniaceae Orchidaceae Ruscaceae Tecophilaeaceae Themidaceae Xanthorrhoea Xeronema Asparagales is an order of monocots which includes a number of families of non-woody plants. ... Genera Aspidistra Beaucarnea Comosperma Convallaria Danae Dasylirion Dracaena Eriospermum Liriope Maianthemum Nolina Ophiopogon Polygonatum Ruscus Sansevieria Xeronema Ruscaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Asparagales. ... Species See text. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... Species Vallisneria aethiopica Vallisneria americana Vallisneria alternifolia Vallisneria anhuiensis Vallisneria asiatica Vallisneria natans Vallisneria spiralis Vallisneria is a genus of aquatic plant, commonly called eelgrass or tape grass. ... Species See text. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... A broom shrub in flower A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6 m tall. ... “Foliage” redirects here. ... Understory (or understorey) is the term for the area of a forest which grows in the shade of the overstory or canopy. ... The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. ...


Cultivation and uses

Dracaena sanderiana and related species are popular houseplants, with numerous cultivars sold. It can survive in many indoor conditions, but indirect lighting is best as direct sunlight can cause the leaves to turn yellow and burn. A houseplant is usually a tropical or semi-tropical plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. ... This Osteospermum Pink Whirls is a successful cultivar. ...


Although it grows better in soil, it often is sold with the roots in water. The water should be completely changed every two weeks. The water should be bottled water, or soft tap water with very little fluorine. It does best in bright, indirect lighting and temperatures above 15 °C up to 25 °C.


Yellow or brown leaf edges may be caused by too much direct light or fluoridated or chlorinated water, the latter of which can be prevented by leaving tap water exposed to the air for a day before plant use. Salty or softened water can also cause this.


Twisted shapes can be produced by rotating the plant with respect to gravity and directed light sources, but is difficut to acheive for most home users.


Propagation

To propagate Dracaena sanderiana, simply make a clean cut just below a node on an existing sample and plant the cutting. The cutting will quickly root in 2-4 weeks, and will grow from there. To stop the new cutting from rotting by getting water in the top of the stem, put a layer of wax over the top of the stem. Unfortunately, the original plant will not grow any higher from where you cut it, but leafy stems will begin to sprout just below the cut section, often more than one will sprout over time. This is also an effective way of maintaining the height of your plants.


==Other useful information

Dracaena sanderiana
  • It is sometimes sold as "lucky bamboo", although it is not related to the bamboo plant.
  • Dracaena sanderiana is toxic to pets [1].
  • Dracaena sanderiana is also a popular plant used in Feng Shui.
  • How to Choose and Care for Lucky Bamboo [2]. ==

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Dracaena sanderiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
Dracaena sanderiana, known as Ribbon Dracaena or sometimes Ribbon Plant, is a species of Dracaena, native to Cameroon in tropical west Africa.
It is one of a group of small, shrubby species with slender stems and flexible strap-shaped leaves that grow as understory plants in rainforests.
Dracaena sanderiana and related species are popular houseplants, with numerous cultivars sold.
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