Plant Care Song of Jamaica

Song of Jamaica


Dracaena reflexa 'Song of Jamaica'

How to care for Song of Jamaica


How often to water your Song of Jamaica

Water needs for Song of Jamaica
0.5 cups
every 12

Song of Jamaica needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Song of Jamaica

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Song of Jamaica in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Song of Jamaica: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Song of Jamaica can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive đź’Ş.

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How to fertilize Song of Jamaica

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Song of Jamaica: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Song of Jamaica after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Song of Jamaica

Song of Jamaica

Song of Jamaica

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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