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Description for Dracaena Surculosa, Spotted Leaf Dracaena
Dracaena surculosa is a slow growing, cespitose, evergreen plant, with thin erect stems, winding or hanging at times that grow about 60cm (23 inches) high with a spread of 38cm (15 inches). Branch profusely and bear whorls of two or three opposite, elliptic leaves with pointed apex, 8cm (3 inches) long and 4cm (1.5 inches) wide on thin but wiry stems. The leaves are dark green spotted with cream. New leaves appear as tightly rolled cones, unfurling to show beautiful creamy yellow markings.
The inflorescences are 7-8cm (2.75-3 inch) long with small white flowers, pleasantly fragrant during the night; the fruits are globose berries of about 15 mm of the diameter of a reddish orange color.
Planting and care
It can be propagated from tip cuttings taken with three or four leaves attached. Insert the tip cuttings in 8cm (3inch) pots filled with a moistened rooting mixture consisting of equal parts peat and sand. Enclose the pots in a plastic bag and keep them in a temperature of 21-24 degrees C in partially shaded positions. Alternatively can be used a heated propagator case. No additional water will be needed for four to six weeks.
After rooting has occurred, remove the pot for plastic bag or propagator and begin to water the new plant moderately, moistening the potting mixture at each watering and allowing the top centimeter (0.4 inches) or so of the mixture to dry out before watering again. When roots appear on the surface of the mixture, move the young plant into a pot one size larger containing the standard potting mixture used for adult plants and treat them as mature plant.
Caring for Dracaena Surculosa
- Remove discolored leaves to keep it tidy. Give them an occasional shower on their foliage to remove dust.
- Trim the old stems is recommended to rejuvenate growth. Prune erect stems when there are one too many at various desired heights (new growth will readily emerge at cut levels) for a lovely aesthetic and ornamental display.
- Water the plant only when the upper layer of soil becomes dry.
- Proivide water only to the soil do not water on the foliage.
Typical uses of Dracaena Surculosa
Ornamental use: Used as indoor plant in home and offices.
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Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.
This plant initially takes time to grow.
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Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.
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