Syn. Dracaena fragrans (Deremensis group)
Common name: Striped dracaena
Native to: Tropical Africa from Sudan to Mozambique
Dracaena are evergreen trees, the few branches bearing linear to lance-shaped leaves often crowded towards the tips; on mature plants, small greenish-white flowers may be followed by orange or red berries.
D. deremensis is a sparsely branched, erect evergreen shrub to 4m or taller, with arching, sword-shaped leaves to 60cm in length, grey-green narrowly edged with white
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
Flowers: Seldom flowers; pink white tubes in large clumps
Foliage: Evergreen, arching sword-shaped leaves, grey green, narrowly edged with white
Growth habit: Bushy, sparsely branched
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 4 metres
Spread: Up to 1.5 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils.
Uses: Patio and container plants and accent plants in tropical borders.