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awesome new cultivars of Dracaena fragrans and Dracaena marginata

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Eric in Orlando

Last week was the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) in Ft. Lauderdale. Here are 2 really cool Dracaena cultivars new to the Florida trade that really stood out.

 

Dracaena marginata 'Ray of Sunshine'- this is the first D. marginata I have seen with yellow banding, its really striking. This won the "Most Unusual Plant Specimen" award at TPIE.

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The 2nd one is Dracaena fragrans 'Highlighter'. This is a very large form of D. fragrans, the leaves are twice as big as the common D. fragrans 'Massangeana'. There is another large form called 'Giganta' that has the same markings as 'Massangeana' but with larger leaves that are upright. I didn't get a photo of it.

This is Dracaena fragrans 'Highlighter';

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Palm crazy
1 hour ago, Eric in Orlando said:

The 2nd one is Dracaena fragrans 'Highlighter'. This is a very large form of D. fragrans, the leaves are twice as big as the common D. fragrans 'Massangeana'. There is another large form called 'Giganta' that has the same markings as 'Massangeana' but with larger leaves that are upright. I didn't get a photo of it.

This is Dracaena fragrans 'Highlighter';

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 Both are very pretty, I'll be looking out for this one.... last year I got 'limelight' which is solid lime green. 

Dracaena marginata 'Ray of Sunshine' looks a lot like cordyline 'Torbay dazzler', which is for cooler climates. 

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Silas_Sancona

Neat. Really like 'Highlighter' Thanks for sharing Eric. 

 

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Eric in Orlando
50 minutes ago, Palm crazy said:

 Both are very pretty, I'll be looking out for this one.... last year I got 'limelight' which is solid lime green. 

Dracaena marginata 'Ray of Sunshine' looks a lot like cordyline 'Torbay dazzler', which is for cooler climates. 

 

Dracaena deremensis 'Limelight' is great, that bright lime green color really stands out. We have Dracaena deremensis 'Limelight' in the Evening Garden, it glows in the dark shade.

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Palm crazy
On 1/22/2018, 8:35:26, Eric in Orlando said:

The 2nd one is Dracaena fragrans 'Highlighter'. This is a very large form of D. fragrans, the leaves are twice as big as the common D. fragrans 'Massangeana'. There is another large form called 'Giganta' that has the same markings as 'Massangeana' but with larger leaves that are upright. I didn't get a photo of it.

This is Dracaena fragrans 'Highlighter';

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Eric here is a picture I took of Cordyline deremensis gigantic. It was the only one at the nursery so I hope it still there come spring. Very nice upright leaves and big plant.  Any idea how tall this one gets? 

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Palm crazy

Mean to type.... Dracaena deremensis 'giganta'. :blush: :lol: :D

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Eric in Orlando

They get taller like most D. fragrans.

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3 hours ago, Eric in Orlando said:

They get taller like most D. fragrans.

Thanks! I'm going to get it next month. To awesome looking to pass up. It will look great in my new part shade garden during the summer. Here a photo of the tallest one I could find on the internet. 

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krishnaraoji88

Hope these are available in Hawaii at some point!

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Palm crazy

Here is Dracaena deremensis 'giganta' in my garden or at least until the end of summer.  :D This is in my tropical inspired patio area. So it gets seen by a lot of people. So far the response has been overwhelming, WOW!! 

 

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Sylvanyx Sylvestris

Any idea of the cultivar name of this Dracaena marginata ? 

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Eric in Orlando

Maybe 'Bicolor'

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1 hour ago, Eric in Orlando said:

Maybe 'Bicolor'

Thanks  Eric ,  'Bicolor' was my first tought too , but most of the ''Bicolor'' i see for sale in nurseries have some pink margins on the leaves  like ''Tricolor'' .      Logically , it should be called ''Bicolor'' cause leaves are green and white with no pink margin ....  i,m tempted to call it '' variegata enigma '' lol  

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Merlyn2220

Are any of the Dracaena deremensis types suitable for a "cold NW Orlando" outdoors planting?  I've seen most of them tagged only for zone 10+, and I'm borderline 9a/b just outside the urban heat jungle of Orlando.  I have variegated yellow-green ginger and also tricolor ginger, but I'm looking for something else interesting in the part-shade areas.

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Palm crazy

My dracaena giganta has some red on the leaves. I am guessing this is sunburn? Since these leaves receive the most sun on them. 

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