Dracaena surculosa 'Florida Beauty' (v)
spotted dracaena 'Florida Beauty'
An evergreen shrub with slender branches and broadly elliptic leaves heavily blotched with creamy-white
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
Under glass/indoors grow in loam-based potting compost such as John Innes No. 3 in full light and shade from hot sun and with moderate humidity. Water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring to autumn and water sparingly moist in winter
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings or leafless stem sections in spring with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Patio and container plants
No pruning required. If growth is weak, plants can be cut back to within 15cm of the base in spring.
Generally disease free
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