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Dracaena / Song of India
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Dracaena / Song of India

Latin Name:

Dracaena reflexa ‘Song of India’

Plant Type:

Tree

Description:

The narrow leaves are dark green having a white or yellow edge.

Origin:

Man Made Hybrid

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Season:

DG

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

High humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A good general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) is sufficient. Check whether purchased soil is well aerated and add perlite or sand and peat moss if it looks to pack too tightly. Give the plants a little time to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization you wish to use. If you want to mix it yourself, take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Never forget to use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between watering. If you use rainwater, be careful acidic rainwater. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every three to four months with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to spider mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Stem cuttings in the spring. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings or seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Prevent the moisture from escaping by covering the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been grown to a considerable height..

Gardening Tips & Care:

Needs to be planted in a large pot. Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water.

Air Purifier:

A good remover of formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, xylene and trichloroethylene from the atmosphere.

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