Dracaena reflexa is a popular houseplant with origins in Madagascar and other Indian Ocean islands. The dracaena plant is a popular ornamental houseplant. It reaches a height of about three feet indoors and has a bushy tree type of look. Its glossy leaves can grow up to one foot long and a couple of inches wide. This adaptable, houseplant thrives indoors or a partially-shady outdoor area, like a patio in summer. All varieties of Dracaena make excellent houseplants because they are drought tolerant and among the more forgiving houseplants. Dracaena comes in many colors and varieties.