Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Dracaena

Specie: D. reflexa

Variety/Cultivar:Song of India

English Name:


Common Name:

Pleomele, Song of India

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Asparagaceae

Name in English: Asparagus

The Plant

Origin: tropical tree native to Madagascar

Growth Habit: Slow growing , upright. tending to oval shape with an open crown

Flower:small, clustered, and usually white

Blooming Period: usually appear mid winter

Leaf: thick green leaves, and thick irregular stems, lanceolate, simple, spirally arranged, grow in tight whorls, dark green.


popular ornamental plant, used as specimen, accent

Care and Handling

Soil: good potting soil

Amount of water: Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings.

Nutrition: fertilized biweekly

Special handling: 16-29°C , bright filtered light

Special feature/remarks:

song of India- The narrow leaves are dark green with a white edge.