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Could someone tell me what this plant is and will it survive outdoors.



Dracena

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it looks like a dracena and i dont think it will survive. you can pop it ot in a pot in the summer but I always have thought of them as houseplants.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Seaburn, It was part of a planted basket years ago. I won't risk leaving it out then.

22 Jan, 2010

 

It looks exactly like a cordaline i have called 'Torbay Dazzler' and it is fairly hardy....Maybe if you googled it you could decide...:>)

22 Jan, 2010

 

Definitely a Draceana. Related to Cordyline australis, but this species is not hardy.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Homebird, I have this one .... it's Dracaena Marginata 'Tricolour'. This plant loves heat, humidity and tolerates drought conditions. I don't think it would survive outdoors during your winter as it likes to stay warm ... but should survive in a greenhouse. It's easily propagated from cuttings.

22 Jan, 2010

 

My Dracaena used to look just like this one. Now it's lost all variegation and is just a plain green. I wonder why????

23 Jan, 2010

 

You're right Bernieh, this is Dracaena marginata. We have two ourselves. They're beautiful plants, but I don't think they will survive outdoors. Nice photo, Homebird!

23 Jan, 2010

 

Gilli ... is your Dracaena marginata growing indoors? This plant has less chlorophyll than the common green species. It will not grow as fast and it requires much more light to live indoors - somewhere really bright. Both of mine grow outdoors in full sun and have never lost their variegation in ten years.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Thankyou everyone. I have googled it and it is Dracaena marginata. I will just leave it in its basket with the ivy, where its been happy enough in the conservatory. for the past 7 years, Thankyou again.

23 Jan, 2010

 

Yes, it is Bernieh for most of the year.....that must be why it's green now....trying more chlorophyll because it's not getting enough light. It does go outside during the summer but into the shade.....maybe I should try more sun and move it down to my plant room during the winter.

23 Jan, 2010

 

I think I'd give it a go Gilli ... it should help.

24 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Bernieh... :o)

24 Jan, 2010

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