Dracaena ‘Giganta’ is one of the most unique species of Dracaena. It has very similar color to the popular ‘Mass Cane’ (Corn Plant, Dracaena massangeana) but the leaves are much thicker and more firm. Because of this they stay upright, similar to a Yucca leaf.
The Giganta is multi-trunked, like the Corn Plant, but doesn’t reveal the brown canes. It’s all foliage – and that’s how it spectacularly differs from its relative. The leaves span from top to bottom, and are larger, wider, and more upright. Dracaena ‘Giganta’ is grown as a simple large single plant. It looks spectacular in a bold tall container. It is a slow growing Dracaena as well, a feature we love! (less pruning). Its genes allow it to do well in low-light situations and maintain its characteristic yellow variegation longer than its cousin. And, it’s highly rated for removing air-born toxins and pumping out some good oxygen.
These plants are hardy, can tolerate a wide range of light and temperature levels and are pest and disease resistant. It is rare to see a plantscape design that doesn’t include a least a few varieties of Dracaena.