Dracaena reflexa

COMMON NAME

Song of India

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Asparagaceae

NOTES

Species plants have dark green narrow-lanceolate to elliptic leaves (to 4-6" long) with parallel veins. Leaves are spirally arranged in whorls. Lower leaves will die off over time, revealing interesting stems. Tiny white flowers in clusters are not particularly showy. Flowers are sometimes followed by orange-red berries. 'Variegata' is a popular variegated form with leaves are deep green with yellow-lime green margins when young, maturing over time to a lighter green with creamy margins.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, and other nearby islands of the Indian Ocean

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows as a tropical woodland understory plant.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Dracaena reflexa