This is one of the easiest to care for and the most colourful of the Dracaena genus.
Dracaena are evergreen trees, the few branches bearing linear to lance-shaped leaves often crowded towards the tips. On mature plants, small greenish-white flowers may be followed by orange or red berries. Warneckei' is a sparsely branched with arching, sword-shaped leaves to 60cm in length, grey-green narrowly edged with white .
- It prefers full sun but needs some shade in the very hot afternoon sun. It tolerates low light indoors. Direct afternoon sun may burn the leaves even indoors.
- Does best at 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit but for short periods will tolerate slightly colder temperatures.
- Mist the plant with non-fluoridated water regularly if it is in a very dry environment.
- Loam based potting soil. Do not use a soil mixture that contains perlite since this contains fluoride. A good mix would include 1/3 pine bark, 1/3 course builder’s sand, and 1/3 peat moss. The best soil pH would be from 6 to 6.5.
- Mildly toxic to dogs and cats as long as not a large amount has been consumed.