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Song of india
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A species of Dracaena, Also known as Song of jamaica
Botanical name : Dracaena reflexa Genus : Dracaena

Song of india, A species of Dracaena
Also known as:
Song of jamaica
Botanical name: Dracaena reflexa
Genus: Dracaena
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Song of india (Dracaena reflexa)

Description

The song of india has distinctive leaves that stay green year-round. The plant's unique appearance and low-maintenance nature make it popular as a house plant. The song of india is native to Indian Ocean islands including Madagascar, though not, oddly, to India itself.
Plant Type
Tree, Shrub
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White
Yellow
Purple
Leaf Color
Green
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General Info

Name story

Song of india
It was named Song of India because it originated from Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius and other islands near the Indian Ocean.

Symbolism

Inner Power, spirituality, purification, passion, strength

Usages

Garden Use
Song of india is a super popular ornamental plant used in pots, as an accent, or standalone piece — and even as a barrier once grown large enough. Grown indoors or out, it produces creamy variegated foliage that gardeners prize for its contrasting colors. Song of india is essential in Mediterranean-style gardens! Potential companions include firespikes, pinwheel jasmine, and peace lilies.

Is song of india poisonous to both dogs and cats?

Song of india's leaves contain saponins, which are toxic to most animals including cats and dogs, especially dogs with a digging habit.

Toxicity

Song of india is most commonly cultivated as ornamental plant and is not considered edible, so cases of poisoning in humans are rare. People with allergies and sensitive skin should, however, avoid contact with the plant, as it can cause allergic reactions.

Toxicity in Animals

Song of india contains saponins, which are toxic to most animals, including cats and dogs. These compounds are the plant's natural defense system against bacterial, fungal, and insect attacks. These compounds can cause irritation of the animal's digestive system, and though mild in toxicity, they can also cause dehydration. Symptoms of song of india poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, stomach irritation, dilated pupils, depression, and general weakness.

Potential Risks

The roots of song of india contain the highest concentration of toxic saponins. Dogs get poisoned more often than cats due to their curious digging habit.
It is advised to wear gardening gloves when handling these plants if you are sensitive or allergic.

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