Dracaena - Song of India

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Maintenance Level
Low
Placements
Outdoor-Sunny or Indoor
Toxic
YES
Fragrance
None
Seasons
All Weather
Plant Height
20" to 50"

 Water Frequency

Winter

Twice Week

Summer

Daily

  Fertilizer Frequency

Winter

2-3 Month

Summer

2-3 Month
Qty:  1
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This hardy decorative houseplant, formerly called Pleomele reflexa, is native to Madigascar, Mauritius, and other islands of the Indian Ocean. The leaves have parallel, lengthwise veins and are solid green or variegated with yellow and cream, glossy, leathery, flexible, lanceolate in shape, smooth-edged, and spirally arranged along the branches. The branches are silvery brown in color and covered with leaf base scars from the fallen leaves. The variegated form has arching branches and an irregular growth habit.

In Hawaii, variegated Song of India is a popular landscaping plant for tropical gardens. The plants are propagated by stem cuttings. The leaves and leafy twigs can be used in tropical flower arrangements.

Soil Need

Organic Soil, Potting Soil Mix

Fertilizer (type)

All Purpose Fertlizer

Growth Pattern

Slow

Pruning

4-5 Month

Re-Potting

Every 16-17 Month

Process :

 

1. The University of Arizona classifies this plant as requiring medium light. That means it needs light, but cannot tolerate direct sunlight.
2. Change the soil in the pot of your purchased plant if it isn't well-draining organic soil.
3. Fill a small bucket with tap water and let it sit out for a period of 24 hours to let the fluoride evaporate.
4. Mist your plant once per day with a spray bottle that has been filled with water. This is necessary because corn plants require a humid environment.
5. Apply a fertilizer every three months to the soil surrounding the corn plant.

1. Ornamental Purpose

Do's

1. Distilled water can be used instead of tap water.
2. The planting hole needs to be at least twice as big as the plant bale.

Don'ts

1. Avoid water-logging.
2. Do not let the root bale dry out.

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