- Low-Maintenance, Rare Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 8 Feet
Are you searching for a unique plant to add color to your home/office without risk to your busy schedule? Song Of Jamaica Dracaena, otherwise known as Dragon Tree or Dracaena reflexa 'Song of Jamaica', is a unique cultivar originating from Africa that is slow growing and drought tolerant. This rare perennial consists of a spiral of evergreen foliage that ultimately curves with age, each leaf being divided by a splash of creamy chartreuse. This original fuss-free house plant is the perfect choice for any newbie gardener who has minimal time to spare.
Best Locations For Growing Song Of Jamaica Dracaena
Song Of Jamaica Dracaena thrives in medium to bright indirect light, temperatures ranging between 65°F to 75°F, and high humidity of 40% and above. Any room with these conditions plus an open spot with room to grow will prove ideal. Take caution, however, with respect to little Max or Milo, Song Of Jamaica Dracaena is toxic to dogs and cats.
Song Of Jamaica Dracaena Sunlight Requirements
Song Of Jamaica Dracaena does well in medium to bright indirect light. While this tropical evergreen can also survive during periods of low light, its leaves can lose their variegated pattern. Any room with south-facing, west-facing or east-facing windows will suffice; however, place this plant a few feet away from any windows with direct light.
Song Of Jamaica Dracaena Care
Song Of Jamaica prefers slightly acidic to neutral, well-draining soil. This slow-growing evergreen will normally need to be repotted only every two to three years, Select a pot that is one to two inches bigger than the old pot. This plant can be propagated using stem cuttings and seeds.
Watering Song Of Jamaica Dracaena
Water this Dracaena when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. Also, if you notice that the emerald leaves of this perennial shrub are turning pale yellow, the plant’s soil may be too dry, so do a moisture check and then water if needed.
Feeding Song Of Jamaica Dracaena
Feed your Song Of Jamaica Dracaena a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer at half-strength every other week during this plant’s growing season in the spring and summer months. Watch for leaves that are turning brown, which can indicate over-fertilizing.
Song Of Jamaica Dracaena Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 8 feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Lime Green / Dark Green Variegated|
|Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Song Of Jamaica Dracaena|
|Other Name(s): Dragon Tree|
|Scientific Name: Dracaena reflexa 'Song of Jamaica'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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