Dracaena fragrans 'Charley'
The Dracaena fragrans 'Tornado' originates from Africa, particularly West Africa. This plant is part of the Asparagaceae family and was originally found in tropical and subtropical areas. The Dracaena species are perfectly adapted to the conditions in the African inland and are known for their strength and longevity.
The Dracaena fragrans 'Tornado' stands out due to its unique, spiral growth. The leaves are long, wide, and shiny, adding an elegant atmosphere to any space. They are bright green at the base and darken toward the tips, giving an almost black colour. The plant can grow up to 130-150 cm high, making it an impressive decorative indoor plant.
In terms of care, the Dracaena fragrans 'Tornado' doesn’t need much - it tolerates low light conditions and has a moderate water requirement. Ideally, the plant should be placed in a well-lit spot, but it can also survive in semi-shade. Due to its tropical origin, the plant prefers warm temperatures and high humidity, but it can also withstand drier conditions. It is advisable to keep the soil slightly moist, but avoid water saturation to prevent root rot.