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Plants That Purify: Dracaena

We all could benefit from a cheap and beautiful way to improve a home's indoor air quality. That's why I'm bringing you an ongoing series on house plants that are particularly good at purifying the air.

Next up in our series is the dracaena.

To find out more about this hardy house plant, just read more

There are many varieties of dracaena. The one shown in the photo is a Dracaena marginata, or Madagascar Dragon Tree. Dracaenas are known for being rugged, carefree houseplants. They have a tropical appearance that is attractive in many different decorating styles. Many tolerate low light conditions, though they grow best in bright, indirect light. Let soil dry slightly between waterings, and avoid watering with cold water.

Warning: Dracaena can be poisonous to your pets and children!

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