Easy-care houseplants

10 good choices for low or bright light

  • Dracaena deremensis 'Janet Craig Compacta': Shiny dark green leaves 8 inches long and 2 inches wide resemble the top of a pineapple. The species reaches 6 feet or taller; the dwarf form D. d. 'Janet Craig Compacta' grows to only 20 inches.
     

    Dracaena deremensis

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SIX THAT LIKE BRIGHT LIGHT 

Dracaena marginata

Prized for its sculptural form, this plant's erect stems eventually reach 12 feet tall. Spiky leaves, up to 2 feet long and ½ inch wide, are glossy green with purplish red margins; rainbow dracaena ( D. m. 'Tricolor') has a gold stripe.

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