Height: 145cm |
☘ Origin: Tropics Regions of Africa
☘ Family: Asparagus
☘ Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans massangeana
☘ Common Name(s): Mass Cane Plant · Corn Cane Plant
This plant exhibits a great amount of variegated or livid green leaves, a color that is already believed to bring luck by its own. It symbolizes perseverance and knowledge of our inner-selves.
Corn Plant: The stem of this plant is very similar to that of a corn, so it is called the corn plant.
Fragrant Dracaena: If the surface of its trunk is cut, it oozes red blood-like syrup like a bleeding dracaena, which is a Latin term for a female dragon. In addition, its flowers give out a fragrant scent which also contributes to its name fragrant dracaena.
But when the iron tree is mentioned in Feng Shui, it most certain refers the the Dracaena. They can bloom flowers unpredictably, and when they do, it is seen as an auspicious sign of good luck.
☘ Its glossy green foliage that resembles corn leaves grow on top of a thick cane, which is why the plant is sometimes called “false palm tree”.
☘ The Dracaena is an oldie but goodie in the houseplant industry. Europeans have been using these tropical African evergreen trees as indoor plants since the mid-1800s.
☘ It remains popular today because it possesses the single most important quality in an indoor plant: attractiveness and forgiving.
☘ Dracaena is a top performer in NASA’s clean air study, and one of the most effective houseplants in air purification.
☘ It helps remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide. These are chemicals linked with several health problems among them headaches, respiratory problems, anemia, marrow disease, kidney disease among others.
☘ Nevertheless, Dracaenas increases concentration and sharpens Focus, increases Humidity and absorbs Lead (Pb).