Janet Craig

Janet Craig plantMan. You work hard on a show to pack it with all sorts of useful information and what do people want to know? What’s the name of that plant Joan Wood gave you. It’s a Janet Craig, a member of the dracaena family, and apparently it’s the ultimate geek plant. (It must be. The OS X spell check recognizes the word dracaena.)
Why the ultimate geek plant? It requires little light, water, or care and cleans the air of pollutants including formaldehyde. Joan has vowed to bring another each time she comes on. Which is great since we plan to have her on a lot.

Think Geek ought to start selling these.

7 Replies to “Janet Craig”

  1. i looked it up and this plant is safe for Cockatiels… so i’m going to get one.

  2. I have one of those.. when i was at the plant shop, i asked the salesperson “What plant needs little care” i got this and a cactus.. LOL they both are still here.. -Frisco

  3. Nah, it’s just further proof of just how closely people watch the show – no detail goes unnoticed! (And thanks for the info, I want to get one of those for my home office!)

  4. Even though it may be a hearty plant, I still think I can kill it with neglect. No water for you!!!

  5. One note of caution: Apparently the plants can make dogs and cats sick if they chew/eat the leaves. Since I have housecats, I Googled it and found different sites showing draceana(e?) as “poisonous”, “toxic”, etc., to pets. Not sure how severe it might or might not be, but when I get mine, it’ll live at work, just to be on the safe side.

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