Dracaena Reflexa, Song of India, Pleomele Plant, Dragon Tree
Partial / Bright indirect light
Song of India
Commonly known as Song of India or Pleomele Plant, Dracaena Reflexa is the most common of the Dracaena species. There are various cultivars of the Dracaena Reflexa that displays different leaf variations, although the most popular you’ll see sold in garden stores is the yellow edged type. As one of the most visually striking houseplants, the leaves are its main attraction. You can’t miss the yellow stripes featured on the narrow pointed leaves of this houseplant.
Dracaena reflexa is a tree native to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, and other nearby islands of the Indian Ocean. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant and houseplant, valued for its richly coloured, evergreen leaves, and thick, irregular stems.
This adaptable, houseplant thrives indoors or a partially-shady outdoor area, like a patio. They usually grow up to about 3ft tall indoors, which takes a fair few years, and have a bushy tree type of look about them.
Dracaena is one of the most effective houseplants in air purification. It helps remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide. These are chemicals linked with several health problems among them headaches, respiratory problems, anemia, marrow disease, kidney disease among others.
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.