Air So Pure Luchtzuiverende Plant van de maand Juni 2024

28 May 2024

Air Purifying Plant of the Month June

Discover the versatile Dracaena

In the world of houseplants, the Dracaena is known as one of the most versatile and low-maintenance species. But what makes the Dracaena special is its strong ability to purify the air in the home, classroom, and office. This month, we highlight the Dracaena as the June Air Purifying Plant of the Month and discover why the Dracaena is a must-have for any plant lover.

A brief history

The Dracaena, also known as the dragon (blood) tree, is native to Africa, Asia, and Central America. The name “Dracaena” is derived from the Greek word “drakaina,” meaning female dragon. This refers to the resin some species produce, which is reddish and used to be known as 'dragon's blood.' This nickname comes from old stories and legends that tell that the resin of the plant is the blood of dragons. This gives the Dracaena an extra touch of mystery, making it even more special.

Air So Pure Air Purifying Plant of the Month June 2024 Dracaena

Species and varieties

There are many dozens of different varieties of the Dracaena, or Dragon Tree. In Air So Pure's air-purifying assortment , you'll find five different varieties of Dracaena. From graceful leaves to sturdy stems, there is plenty of variety. So as the June Air Purifying Plant of the Month, you have plenty to choose from. Below we list the air-purifying Air So Pure Dracaenas.

  • Dracaena Bicolor: This species has bicolored leaves with green and cream-yellow stripes, providing a vibrant and colorful accent to any interior. Like other Dracaenas, the Bicolor requires little maintenance.
  • Dracaena Janet Lind: This species has broader, dark green leaves which gives a rich, lush appearance. The Janet Lind is particularly popular for its full growth, making it an excellent choice for larger spaces or as a decorative centerpiece.
  • Dracaena Magenta: This air-purifying plant is notable for its purplish hues at the edges of the leaves. These color contrasts make the plant an interesting addition to any room. The Dracaena Magenta likes to stand in bright, indirect light and requires little water.
  • Dracaena Marginata: Recognizable by its slender stem and narrow, pointed leaves that often have a reddish edge. This plant is very popular for its elegant and minimalist appearance. It likes to stand in indirect light and requires moderate water, making it ideal for busy households and offices.
  • Dracaena Sunglow: The Sunglow has bright, yellow-green leaves which give a refreshing atmosphere to your interior. This species requires little maintenance. Place it in moderate light and allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.

Grower of the Dracaena

Our member Forever Plants Group grows the Dracaena with great care and love to ensure that you get the best quality Dracaena in your home. They grow the Dracaena for Air So Pure in 5 different varieties and 5 pot sizes. From small to large, and from yellow leaves to red leaves, there is always a suitable Dracaena for your home, office, or classroom.

Whether you like the playful Dracaena Bicolor, the elegant Dracaena Marginata, or the stylish Dracaena Janet Lind, there is something for everyone. So these species all add a unique touch to your interior and contribute to a healthier living environment. Not surprising then, this Air Purifying Plant of the Month June 😉.

Air-purifying properties

One of the biggest benefits of the Air So Pure Dracaena is its strong air-purifying ability. According to studies by NASA and others, the Dracaena is among the top 10 air-purifying plants, or plants that can quickly and effectively removepollutants from the air. For example, the Dracaena is good at absorbing:

  • Formaldehyde: A common substance in household products such as furniture, cleaning products, and textiles.
  • Gasoline: Often present in tobacco smoke, synthetic fibers, and lubricants.
  • Trichloroethylene: A solvent found in paints, glues, and cleaning products. By filtering these pollutants from the air, the Dracaena helps improve the air quality in your home and can contribute to a healthier living environment.

By filtering these pollutants from the air, the Dracaena helps improve the air quality in your home and can contribute to a healthier living environment.

Verzorgingstips voor de Dracaena

The Dracaena is very easy to care for. To enjoy your Dracaena as long as possible, we give some tips to keep your Dracaena healthy and happy:

  • Light: Most Dracaena species like indirect light. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves, so place the plant in an area with filtered light.
  • Water: Allow the top layer of potting soil to dry out before re-watering. Too much water can lead to root rot, so make sure the plant is not left standing in water.
  • Temperature: The Dracaena likes warm temperatures between 18°C and 27°C. Make sure the plant is not exposed to drafts or cold temperatures below 15°C.
  • Nutrition: During the growing season (spring and summer), give a light liquid fertilizer monthly. In autumn and winter, fertilization is usually not necessary.

Is the Dracaena poisonous?

Yes, the Dracaena is mildly toxic to pets such as cats and dogs. It contains saponins, a type of chemical compound that can be harmful to these animals if they eat parts of the plant. To protect your pets, it is wise to keep the Dracaena out of their reach.

Although the Dracaena is toxic to pets, it is less dangerous to humans. However, the sap can cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.

Forever Plants Group - Plant of the Month June 2024: Dracaena Air So Pure
The June Air Purifying Plant of the Month (Dracaena) in Forever Plants Group's greenhouse.

The Dracaena and Feng Shui

In Feng Shui philosophy, the Dracaena is often associated with positive energy and balance. Especially in June, when the biggest transition from spring to summer takes place, it is important to create a good balance. Placing a Dracaena in the corner of a room can help to stimulate chi (life energy) and repel negative energies. Especially the Dracaena Marginata is seen as a symbol of growth and strength.

Air Purifying Plant of the Month June

Why is the Dracaena, also called Dragon Blood Tree, the Air Purifying Plant of the Month of June? Its versatile appearance, easy care, and ability to convert pollutants into new oxygen make this plant the ideal houseplant for June.

Enjoy nature indoors too and experience the benefits of air-purifying plants, such as increased creativity, productivity, and concentration!

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