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Dracaena fragrans (Compacta Group) 'Compacta'


Dracaena fragrans (Compacta Group) 'Compacta'

Family Name: Asparagaceae


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Description and Ethnobotany

Foliage Dark green, glossy, strap-shaped leaves are spirally arranged around an erect stem.
Flowers White, fragrant, tubular flowers are arranged in starburst-shaped clusters along a pendulous inflorescence.
Cultivation It grows best in light shade. Water thoroughly, but allow the upper 3 cm of soil to dry before re-watering.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast
Propagation Method Stem Cutting (Semi-Hardwood)
Propagation Method Remarks Remove the crown, apply rooting hormone to the cut surface and plant it in compost. Cut the original stem to the desired height and new growth will emerge near the tip. Multiple shoots can form at the tip which will form a multi-caned structure.

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Master ID 29662
Species ID 3971
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Species record last updated on: 04 August 2022.