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Dracaena surculosa

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dracena, Gold dust
Cultivar(s):
Florida beauty, Kellery
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Description:
This slow-growing evergreen plant is typically grown as a house plant for its stunning variegated foliage. Thin branches produce whorls of elliptical leaves with a pointed apex and entire margins. Leaves are dark green with spots of cream. New leaves appear as tightly rolled cones. Remove discolored leaves to keep it tidy. Give them an occasional shower on their foliage to remove dust. A trim along old stems is recommended to rejuvenate growth. Prune erect stems when there are one too many at various desired heights Requires high to medium light levels leaves will brown or drop if light is too high or low. Avoid over watering to prevent root rot. Root mealybugs can stunt growth so check roots if a problem is suspected.
Height:
2 feet
Propagation:
tip cuttings with 2-3 leaves attached
Origin:
Western Tropical Africa
Tags:
houseplant, spotted, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2898

Dracaena surculosa Dracaena surculosa
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Dracaena surculosa in bloom Dracaena surculosa in bloom
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Dracaena surculosa bloom Dracaena surculosa bloom
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Dracaena surculosa bloom Dracaena surculosa bloom
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Dracaena surculosa fruit Dracaena surculosa fruit
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