Song of India Tree

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    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    16 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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$ 37.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Dracaena reflexa ‘Variegata’

Common Names: Variegated Pleomele, Song of India Tree

Overview: Embrace the artistry of nature with the Dracaena reflexa ‘Variegata’, a captivating houseplant that combines the bold with the beautiful. Characterized by its lance-shaped leaves streaked with contrasting hues of deep green and creamy yellow, ‘Variegata’ offers a visual dance of color and form. Native to the Indian Ocean islands, this adaptable gem thrives both as a statement piece indoors or as an architectural highlight in subtropical gardens. Beyond its visual appeal, the Dracaena reflexa acts as a silent guardian of indoor air quality, working to filter out common pollutants. With its moderate growth rate and resilience to varying light conditions, it’s an excellent choice for both novices and plant aficionados.

Description

A Symphony of Color and Life

The Song of India Tree, known scientifically as Dracaena reflexa ‘Variegata’, is a sought-after houseplant admired for its striking green and yellow variegated leaves. Hailing from the Indian Ocean islands, this evergreen beauty can imbue any space with a tropical ambiance. With the right care, your Song of India will thrive, creating a lush, green sanctuary in your home or garden.

Caring for your Song of India Tree

The Song of India Tree, with its intricate variegated patterns, is undeniably a showstopper in any plant collection. While it’s not the most demanding of houseplants, it does appreciate your attention to its specific needs. By following this comprehensive guide, you’ll ensure that your Dracaena reflexa ‘Variegata’ remains a vibrant and healthy centerpiece for years to come.

Light

The Song of India prefers bright, indirect sunlight. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, its vibrant variegation becomes more pronounced in well-lit environments. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. If using artificial lights, ensure they are positioned to replicate the natural light the plant would receive.

Water

This plant prefers its soil to be kept evenly moist, but not soggy. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings. Over-watering can lead to root rot, a common issue with Dracaenas. Using a well-draining soil and ensuring your pot has drainage holes can help prevent this.

Being a tropical plant, the Song of India appreciates higher humidity levels. If your home is particularly dry, consider using a humidity tray or a room humidifier. Misting can also help but do it in moderation to avoid mold growth.

Soil

A well-draining potting mix is essential. Consider using a mix designed for tropical plants or a blend of regular potting soil and perlite. Repot the Song of India when it becomes root-bound or when the soil looks exhausted. Typically, this is every 2-3 years. When repotting, always choose a container with drainage holes.

Fertilization

During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. In fall and winter, the plant’s growth slows down, so reduce feeding to once every 2-3 months.

Pruning

Pruning can help manage the size of your Dracaena and encourage bushier growth. Using sterilized pruning shears, trim back any long, leggy stems or unwanted growth. If you desire a tree-like shape, remove the lower leaves and branches. For a bushier appearance, cut the main stem, and this will encourage side shoots.

Pests & Diseases

While generally resilient, the Song of India can sometimes attract pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Regularly check the undersides of leaves and stems. If you notice pests, wipe the leaves with a solution of soapy water or neem oil. For severe infestations, consider an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Diseases are rare but can include leaf spot and root rot, typically due to over-watering.

Like many Dracaenas, the Song of India contains compounds that can be toxic to pets, particularly cats and dogs. If ingested, it can cause symptoms like vomiting, drooling, and loss of appetite. It’s crucial to keep the plant out of reach if you have curious pets.

Additional information

Zone

10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

6 ft – 8 ft

Spacing

12 in – 48 in

12 reviews for Song of India Tree

  1. Meifeng Ni (verified owner)

    Very good

  2. Brian (verified owner)

    Plant looks great. Nice size. Packaging was excellent!! Very satisfied!

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant arrived Perfect. Its beautiful. I will buy from plantvine again in the future. Highly recommend.

  4. Gayatri K. (verified owner)

  5. Yamaris Calvo (verified owner)

    The plant is healthy and big I love it.

  6. michael mislan (verified owner)

    nice size and nice price very healthy

  7. Yamaris Calvo (verified owner)

    I was so happy to this plant cause I never had it in a big container she is beautiful like all plants I gotten from your company. I’m very satisfied with my purchases

  8. Meina P. (verified owner)

    Lovely plants! Arrived in great condition.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Extremely happy with the quality of the plant, and the packaging helped protect delicate stems and leaves. I liked the idea of using plastic wraps to hold the soil inside the planter during transportation across the country, it helped to keep the soil moist after several days of shipment.
    I ordered the Extra Large, and it indeed was a full grown plant/tree, with beautiful foliage and colors. I don’t say this often, but it certainly exceeded my expectations. Thank you!

  10. Joseph L. (verified owner)

    Beautiful specimen

  11. Wayne (verified owner)

    This is a gorgeous huge healthy plant!! Thank you!

  12. Jureewan Sanitnit (verified owner)

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