On Nov 12, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
A very interesting and nice-looking plant, Song of Jamaica or Song of Malaysia originates from tropical west Africa, the Canary Islands, India, Madagascar and islands in the Indian Ocean such as Mauritius. It is great for growing in the U.S. outdoors from zone 9a southward but is great for the home if you have a large living room with a high ceiling and/or lots of space! This plant is often seen growing in malls where it gets either sun or shade, although it usually needs at least some sun. It is also pretty tough except usually for insect pests! A great choice for a home!
On Jun 5, 2004, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is the same species as 'Song of India' but not variegated. Is basically a Dracaena with leaves (without midribs) in a whorl around the stem, and branching up to about 30' tall (less than 1/2 that grown in containers).
On Aug 6, 2003, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
This plant is often found in dish gardens. I grow it as a patio plant in my yard in central Florida. It loves shade and is tolerant of weather conditions. Just don't let it get too wet. The foliage is very attractive--dark green with a satiny sheen.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Mobile, Alabama Bartow, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Punta Gorda, Florida Goose Creek, South Carolina