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Song of India

Dracaena reflexa

Song of India is part of the Dracaena genus and its scientific name is Dracaena reflexa.

This is an upright and bushy plant, with loosely tufted leaves. The leaves are spiky, with a wide center stripe of dark green, and an outer edge of chartreuse. Although it is generally grown as a houseplant, it can be grown outdoors in zones 8+.

It is a houseplant / ornamental and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

Song of India is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Song of India

While generally healthy, it is susceptible to mealy bug and scale infestations.

Use Zone 8 - Zone 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Song of India is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.

See our list of companion Plants for Song of India to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Song of India from seed

It is generally propagated by cuttings.

Transplanting Song of India

It will do best with higher humidity, but does fine in drier conditions. It should be allowed to go dormant in the winter. If you want thicker foliage, make sure it gets plenty of light. If you don’t like the flowers (they aren’t very attractive), there’s no harm in pinching them off.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Song of India is a tender plant.

Common Song of India problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Song of India plants:

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