Also known as Gold Dust Dracaena, Dracaena godseffiana is a shrub-like indoor plant distinguished by large, bold leaves with bright green foliage and contrasting yellow speckles. As the plant matures, the speckles lighten, becoming white.
Dracaena surculosa is sometimes called gold-dust, or spotted dracaena. It has a shrubby look with oval leaves, unlike its relatives. Cultivars include Dracaena surculosa ‘Florida Beauty’ and Dracaena surculosa ‘Kelleri’.‘Florida Beauty’ is more densely spotted, sometimes so much so that the blotches merge to form a solid creamy white area. Dracaena godseffiana is a good choice for novice gardeners, as the sturdy plant thrives even when neglected and in conditions that are less than perfect. At maturity, Dracaena godseffiana reaches mature heights of about 2 feet.