The song of India plant is a species from the dracaena genus (dracaena reflexa) that has become a popular house plant.This tree like plant is fairly easy to grow and maintain like others from this genus, although it does require high humidity levels.
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You most often see these for sale as smaller plants in 6″ or 8″ grow pots which are table top plants. When you get into the 10″, 12″ & 14″ grow pot size, those are floor plants. The tallest I’ve seen a Song Of India as a houseplant is 6′.
Slow to moderate. The more light it gets, the faster it’ll grow.
Like many houseplants, this is a tabletop plant as well as a floor plant. Mine is 18″ tall right now & sits on a small chest. Over the years it’ll grow into a floor plant as long as it gets strong natural light & is repotted every 2-3 years.
The Song Of India is a medium to a high light houseplant. Mine is in my kitchen in an east/south exposure where a sliding patio door & a frosted skylight gives it a good amount of bright natural light all day.
I rotate it every couple of months so it gets the light evenly all the way around. Don’t let it get too much direct, hot sun or it’ll burn. And, don’t even try this plant in low light – it’ll be a no go.
If you’re in a less sunny climate, an east or west exposure is fine. Just keep it away from hot, sunny windows & direct afternoon sun. In the darker winter months, you might have to move yours to a location with more light to keep it happy.
I water mine & then let it dry out by at least 1/2 before watering again. Mine is currently in a 6″ pot & I water it every week (I’m in Tucson – a sunny, dry climate). In the winter months it’s every 2 weeks. Adjust this for your climate & the exposure, the size pot yours is in, & the soil mix.
If your home is comfortable for you, it’ll be so for your houseplants too. Just be sure to keep your Dracaena Song Of India away from any cold drafts as well as air conditioning or heating vents.
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