Syn. Dracaena reflexa
Common name: Pleomele, Song of India (variegated)
Native to: Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius and other nearby islands in the Indian Ocean
Pleomele or now, more commonly, 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.
'Variegata' is a palm-like erect evergreen shrub with reflexed, sword-shaped green leaves, broadly margined white.
Pleomele reflexa "Variegata"
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to dappled shade
Flowers: Small, insignificant, greenish-white
Foliage: Evergreen, lance-shapedm variegated
Growth habit: Bushy
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 2.5 metres
Spread: Up to 2.5 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils.
Uses: Patio and container plants and in sheltered, well nurtured semi-shaded beds