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Family: Dracaenaceae 

 Dracaena fragrans
 
  
Author:  John Bellenden Ker Gawl 1808
Family:  Dracaenaceae
Habitat:  Central Africa
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  7 meters
Flower:  Brown/White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Corn Plant

Fruits on a wild plant in Zimbabwe


Wild plant in Zimbabwe


Wild plant in Zimbabwe

    From the tropical mountain slopes in central Africa. First described by John Bellenden Ker Gawl in 1808, and a member of the Dracaenaceae family. Will do fine in the back of the room, almost without light! Good peat and some water, and it will reach 7 meters. As seen on the photos, it gets big clusters of brown-white flowers. It can be reproduced both by cutting (really easy) and by seeds. I moved in with mine in 1997.

I found them in Zambia, covering the ground under a tropical rain forest in Chirinda National Park, near the Mozambique border.


Flower and fruits.