Dracaena make ideal houseplants in bright to moderate light locations and their foliage can be very intriguing. The most common Dracaena species is the Dracaena Reflexa or commonly called as Song of India. The Song of India is a native to Islands of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius of the Indian Ocean.
About Song of India, Dracaena Reflexa or Pleomela
- Dracaena Reflexa is an excellent air purifier plant which is certified by NASA.
- Also known as Song of India, it thrives indoors or a partially shaded outdoor area.
- The main attraction of Song of India is its dark green leaves that grow in tight whorls.
- It is a slow growing plant & hence you do not need to repot it every now and then.
- Healthy & robust Song of India plant of upto 11 inch in height. Mentioned height is including the pot height.
- 8 Inch of Round Black/ Brown Pot (as shown in image) along with a plate
- Pune location - only brown pot is available
- PlantCare planner prepared by Botanist (will be shared over whatsapp on the day of delivery).
- The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
How to care for Dracaena Reflexa Song of India (Pleomela) Plant?
Check below for Dracaena Reflexa care tips:
Light & Temperature Tips for Song of India plant
- Dracaena Reflex plant requires medium maintenance.
- Always place your Dracaena Reflexa plant in filtered indoor light (such as through a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window) or a semi-shaded spot.
- Never make the mistake of placing your dracaena plant in direct sun, as the rays will scorch its leaves.
- In terms of temperature, Dracaena Reflexa is a plant that thrives well in humidity. Do not keep it directly under an AC duct or fan as it may cause leaves to dry out.
Water Tips for Song of India healthy growth
Another common mistake that people make with Pleomela is that of watering it too often. Dracaena loves misting.
- Misting is the best way to ensure that Dracaena is always hydrated. Keep the soil as well slightly misted.
- Do not overwater your Pleomela as it will cause root rot.
- While watering always remember to use purified water as they are sensitive to fluoride in tap water. The presence of fluoride in tap water will cause the plant leaves to turn dark brown.
Other General Tips for Song of India
- The plant leaves are toxic to cats & dogs. If you have pets, keep it at a place that's out of their reach.
|Water||Misting & keep the soil misted|
||Fertilize during rainy season|