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Dracaena surculosa Variegated cultivar

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

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

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Spreading shrub to 60cm tall
Foliage Leaves to 10cm long by 4cm wide, base color mid mid green with yellow blotches; variegated leaves white/very pale cream with green stripes or streaks. Juvenile leaves flushed pinkish purple.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Bird Attracting (Fruits)
Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
Pruning Prune away branches bearing foliage that displays a reversion to a green base color. These branches will outgrow those bearing variegated foliage if they are allowed to remain.
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Purple, White

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Master ID 30893
Species ID 5270
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.
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