A tall, broad-leafed Dracaena, similar to Dracaena Burley in colouring, but with less regular markings. The lovely strong, yellow stripe along the leaf centre looks like it has been applied with a paint brush, with delightful streaks and missing segments. The branched version is grown to a uniform height and allowed to branch along its length for a bushy natural look.
It is a tough and resilient specimen and will tolerate some shade as well as helping to clean the air of toxins. It's full Latin name is Dracaena fragrans steudneri 'Cintho'.
Manage and maintain! Inconsistent levels of water, temperature and light can damage some leaves beyond repair. Thankfully these can be torn in half lengthways and pulled out.
Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Avoid using leaf shine as this may damage the leaves.
Too dry for too long! Not watering often enough will cause the tips to turn brown. If you are watering often, the issue is the humidity. Time to start spraying.
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