Song of India : This attractive houseplant is NASA's best air purifying plant

Song of India (Dracaena reflexa)

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The Dracaena is a large genus that includes many plants of varying sizes, character and leaf colourations, but the Song of India (Dracaena reflexa) is among it’s most vibrant and popular.

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Song of India is an upright evergreen shrub that produces narrow green, yellow or cream-colored leaves. Once the plant starts to mature, you may notice small white flowers start to bloom, shortly followed by small red-orange berries.

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Air Purifying :

The song of India plant was used in the clean air study which proved to remove a considerable amount of toxins from the environment.

The Dracaena places 5th on NASA’s ranking with a 7.8 score. Bright and radiant, the Dracaena (nicknamed “Janet Craig”) will go to work purifying the air in your home or office as soon as it is brought into the room!

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On any landscape, Song of India plant makes an excellent accent or border plant. It is also extensively used as a house plant.

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Apart from it’s use as the best air cleaner, traditional medicine practitioners of Madagascar have long believed Song of India to cure malarial symptoms, poisoning and diarrhoea also.

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While Song of India may reach a height of four or five meters in ideal at protected locations outdoors, the song of India is usually much smaller and attractive when it’s grown as a house plant.


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