Ongzi, a zeal HORTICULTURIST,yet resides in a plant-free apartment…… thinks that plants deserved to be treated as LIVING THING, not merely as plants …… strongly condemns any form of CRUELTY TO PLANTS, yet enjoys feast on them…… collects only e-HERBARIUM, and proudly encourages others to do the same……
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
CNY Decorative Plants : Ribbon Dracaena 万年青
The ‘Lucky Bamboo’ is actually not a bamboo. It is Dracaena sanderiana, a small shrub of the family Ruscaceae from the tropical region of west Africa.
The Chinese called it 观音竹(Buddha’s bamboo)，万年青 (Evergreen).Others called it Ribbon Dracaena, Belgian Evergreen …
Its name after Henry Frederick Conrad Sander (1847-1920), a German-English gardener. Dracaena means "female dragon" in ancient Greek.
The Ribbon Dracaena is germinated from short cuttings, arranged into multiple tiers; or trained into spiral-shaped ; or shaped to resemble a pineapple.