Dracaena Tornado is an unusual, exotic houseplant with very showy foliage. It has long, slender dark green leaves with lime-yellow edges that grow in spiral clusters along the stems, resembling a tornado shape, hence the name!
This plant has a slow to moderate growth rate and can reach heights of 4 to 6 feet when grown indoors. It can be grown as a single specimen plant or combined with other plants in stunning plant arrangements. Its unique, intriguing foliage brings a touch of nature and fits in different indoor settings and décor styles.
Dracaena Tornado is relatively easy to care for and can make a wonderful houseplant for beginners. This plant also tolerates different lighting conditions including moderately low light rooms.
As a Dracaena, Tornado stands among the best air-purifying houseplants and is recommended by NASA for its ability to efficiently cleanse indoor air and eliminate harmful airborne pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde.
Tornado thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions, making it adaptable to various indoor environments.
This plant has a medium watering demand and can be slightly drought-tolerant. Water only when the topsoil is dry to the touch.
Dracaena Tornado loves well-draining soil with some organic matters like coco coir. Adding some perlite to the mix to increase aeration and drainage is recommended.
This plant loves warm, stable temperatures between 65º F- 75º F. It does not like temperatures below 50º F so protect it from cold drafts and freezing temperatures.
To boost growth, you can feed your Dracaena Tornado once a month during the growing season in spring-summer with a liquid houseplant fertilizer.
Dracaenas contain saponins that can be toxic if ingested. Keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.
USDA Zone 10-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)