Does anyone know what a plant called Spike is. It looks sort of like what
we used to call Mother-in-Law's Tongue. That is, it is colored like that.
When I got it home from the nursery I discovered that the tags had been
removed so now I don't know if it's a bog plant or what.
its a type of dracenae. An annual, a houseplant that became popular in
outside garden pot displays a few years ago. The plant usually forms a
woody "trunk" that when you cut the top leaves off, can be rooted and forms
side shoots which can also be rooted later on if you don't want the woody
plant appearance. Since they've become so popular as a verticle accent in
container gardens, greenhouse nurseries propigate them and offer them in 4
inch pots at garden centers. They probably increase their stock by cuttings.
This plant is annual, but you can lift it out of the pot it's growing in and
pot it up and winter it over if you'd like.
madgardener where the Lowes where she works has LOTS of pots of "Spike"
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