- Flower nameDracaena surculosa
- Scientific nameDracaena surculosa
- AliasDracaena godseffiana, Dracaena surculosa, ドラセナ・ゴッドセフィアナ, ホシセンネンボク, 星千年木
- Place of originGuinea
- Place of floweringPotted flower, Ornamental plants
- Flowering season
What is Dracaena surculosa
Dracaena surculosa (scientific name: Dracaena surculosa) is a nonchill-resistant evergreen shrub native to Guinea and belonging to the genus Dracaena of the Asparagaceae family. It is sometimes called Dracaena godseffiana (its former scientific name), godseffiana, or seffiana. The foliage is appreciated as an ornamental plant. The flowers are small and unassuming, so the flowers themselves do not attract much attention. The leaves are characterized by numerous yellow spots on a green background. The yellow spots change to white spots as they age.
Differences between Dracaena sulcrosa and Sulphurea marginalis
Although it is similar to the mottled blue-green Sulphrea Marginata (Aoki Sulphrea Marginata), the leaves of Aoki have an inverted ovate-oval shape, with thick, stiff leaflets and coarse serrations on the leaf margins. On the other hand, the leaves of Godsephiana are pointedly ovate, with thin, soft leaflets and full leaf margins. It produces many small, elongated, tubular white flowers in an inflorescence. The corolla is 5 lobed at the tip.
Common name: Dracaena godseffiana, scientific name: Dracaena surculosa, synonym: Dracaena godseffiana cv. Florida Beauty, former name: Dracaena godseffiana, habitat: Guinea, life form: non cold hardy evergreen shrub, leaf texture: thin, soft and glossy, leaf margin: entire, leaf shape: ovate with pointed tip, leaf color: green with yellow spots (turns white when old), inflorescence: opposite, inflorescence shape: acicular, flower color: white.