Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

General Information
Common Name Pleomele, Song of India
Scientific Name Dracaena Reflexa
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 4 – 5 m(13 – 18 ft)
Spread 1 – 2 m (3 – 8 ft)
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Time Winter
Color Green with white Margin
Flower Color White, Red
Type Shrub
Native Madagascar and Tropical Areas
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Asparagaceae
Genus Dracaena
Species D. Reflexa

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India
Dracaena reflexa, commonly called Pleomele or the Song of India is a tender evergreen shrubs or small tree native to Madagascar and Mauritius. But this is a tropical tree. It may reach a height of 4–5 m, rarely 6 m in ideal, protected locations, D. reflexa is usually much smaller, especially when grown as ahouseplant. It is slow-growing and upright in habit, tending to an oval shape with an open crown. This is a full sun tree. In too much shade, plants may grow spindly with the variegated leaves losing their variegation. Plants like high humidity and consistent year-round temperatures.  The shiny leaves are narrowly lance-shaped, green in the middle and bordered with pale yellow that frames each leaf. There is greener version. The leaves spiral upwards from the stems to tip in a wild fashion that creates the Song of India's messy and unpredictable crown. It blooms greenish-white flowers in mid winter. Flowers are sometimes followed by orange-red berries. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are especially showy. Dracaena reflexa is a popular ornamental plant, both in the landscape and the home. People plant it in their home or garden as an ornamental tree.

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India : Flowers

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India : Flowers

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India : Flowers

Dracaena Reflexa - Pleomele - Song of India

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