The Dracaena family are native to Africa, Central America and Asia. The Dracaena family are native to Africa, Central America and Asia. They form part of the asparagus family and they get their name from the Greek dracaena meaning female dragon, due to the red resin in its stems that is said to resemble dragon blood. This variety of Dragon Tree originated in the tropics of Africa. The striped dracaena has very distinctive blade like foliage with bright green leaves and white stripes. A fantastic plant for air purifying, perfect for homes and offices.