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PlantFiles: Dracaena
Dracaena umbraculifera

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Dracaena (dra-SEE-nah) (Info)
Species: umbraculifera (um-brak-yoo-LIF-er-a) (Info)

Synonym:Cordyline umbraculifera
Synonym:Draco umbraculifera
Synonym:Lomatophyllum umbraculiferum
Synonym:Pleomele umbraculifera

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue
Blue-Violet
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive timrann On Oct 18, 2008, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

D.umbraculifera is a rather rare species and not much left in the wild. Once could be found even in the wild in Mauritius. Grows in a solitary trunk with a compact and nice arching leaves which can be 150 cms in length, though the name umbraculifera. Flowers on outside are violet at early stage , then white inside when it blooms - attach on top of the crown. Fruits are dark green tightly held to the top, about the size of a marble. Need to be planted in soil to have a nice & healthy plant, otherwise does not bear to much fruits after polination. Does very well from cuttings also.In general this Dracaena flowers every 3-5 years or even more .

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arcadia, California
Los Angeles, California



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