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Dracaena deremensis

Pronunciation: Druh-see-nuh dair-rem-men-sis
Family: Dracaenaceae
Common Name: Dracaena
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
Height to: 12'
Width to: 5'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
Propagation: Air layering, tip or stem cuttings, or by the removal and rooting of basal shoots in spring or late summer
Notes for Identification: Description height: 8 to 12 feetspread: 2 to 5 feetplant habit: uprightplant density: opengrowth rate: moderatetexture: coarsefoliage leaf arrangement: spiralleaf type: simpleleaf margin: undulateleaf shape: linearleaf venation: parallelleaf type and persistence: evergreenleaf blade length: 8 to 12 inchesleaf color: variegatedfall color: no fall color changefall characteristic: not showyflower flower color: yellowflower characteristic: flowers periodically throughout the yearfruit fruit shape: roundfruit length: less than. 5 inchfruit cover: fleshyfruit color: redfruit characteristic: inconspicuous and not showytrunk and branches trunk/bark/branches: showy; typically multi-trunked or clumping stemscurrent year stem/twig color: greencurrent year stem/twig thickness: very thickculture light requirement: plant grows in the shadesoil tolerances: slightly alkaline; clay; sand; acidic; occasionally wet; loamdrought tolerance: moderatesoil salt tolerances: poorplant spacing: 24 to 36 inchesother roots: usually not a problemwinter interest: no special winter interestoutstanding plant: not particularly outstandinginvasive potential: not known to be invasivepest resistance: long-term health usually not affected by pestsuse and management dracaena looks best in shade and is tolerant of drought and a wide variety of soil types, though preferring an organic soil. Plant on one to two-foot centers in a mass planting. Shade tolerance makes this a good house plant. The cultivar 'warneckii' has a broad stripe along each margin and is commonly available. Propagation is by tip cuttings. Mites, thrips, and chewing insects are a problem. Pests and diseases dracaenas are sensitive to leaf spot diseases.   origin: not native to north americauses: specimen; container or above-ground planter; border; suitable for growing indoorsavailability: generally available in many areas within its hardiness range the upright, multiple, unbranched stems of dracaena, with rosettes of arching, broad evergreen leaves, forms a heavy but graceful tropical clump, suitable for low-maintenance container culture or specimen planting in the shaded landscape. Leaf color ranges from green to grey-green with various white striped patterns available. The white striped and variegated cultivars can brighten a shaded yard or dark corner. Source: u. S. Department of agriculture, cooperative extension service, university of florida, ifas
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Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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