Proven Accents® Spikes Dracaena

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Height & Contrast Proven Accents® Spikes Dracaena!

  • Fountains of Green Grass-Like Foliage
  • Perennial in Hot Climates
  • Adds Vertical Interest & Contrast
  • Bring Indoors for Winter
  • Unique & Adaptable
  • Great Texture for Containers
  • Can Be Grown into a Specimen Tree
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Exotic Looking Thriller
  • Annual or Houseplant in Colder Zones
  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant

Well known to northern gardeners as a fantastic annual that adds vertical and textural elements to mixed containers and planters, Spikes are a well-known plant in their own right. Introducing Proven Winners brand Proven Accents® Spikes Dracaena (Dracaena indivisa 'Spikes') that adds intrigue to your garden or porch pot as well as provides height and contrast!

Creating tall fountains of slender grass-like blades of dark green, these grow straight up from the top of the stem and then cascade and arch towards the bottom. Doubling as both upright thrillers and also graceful accents for the garden!

The spikey ends of the foliage mean careful handling but Dracaena are fantastic evergreen, tropical elements for containers and planters.

Heat tolerant, low maintenance plants, these are also known as the Mountain Cabbage Tree! Northern gardeners can bring these great plants indoors for the winter for an easy-care tropical houseplant.

How to Use Proven Accents® Spikes Dracaena In The Landscape

Ideal upright accent plants in mixed container plantings, rows of these along poolside or your seating areas add unique contrast and texture, plus a tropical feel when planted with other exotic plants!

Well known as a porch pot and patio planter thriller, Spikes are versatile and adaptable for balconies and container gardens for lending a tropical feel to any setting! Fantastic when used as a backdrop to smaller plants, or in the center of a planter as the central element.

At the end of the growing season, Spikes can be moved indoors for the winter. After many years of moving the plant in for the winter and back out again for the summer, it is possible to grow a unique specimen tree!

When older, these perennials can be used as specimen plants indoors or out. Perfect as high-profile focal points where they can strut their stuff in the sun!

#ProPlantTips For Care

This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11 and reach 2-3 feet tall. In zones 3-8 it is an outdoor annual only, however you can bring this plant into your greenhouse, enclosed patio free from frost or even indoors as an exotic houseplant!

This unique and very hardy plant can be grown at any light level, tolerating both full sun to partial shade.

Dracaena Spikes fairly drought tolerant too! Once young plants are established, they require little water, however for best results be sure to water weekly when in full sun. Plant in any well-drained soil.

Feed bi-weekly if planted in a container with other plants. If your Dracaena spikes are in their own pot, feed it monthly with a balanced plant food while actively growing. We recommend using a houseplant fertilizer or Dr. Earth Exotic Blend Fertilizer for the best results.

Proven Accents® Spikes Dracaena will add exotic beauty and texture to your landscape or patio-scape this year! Be sure to order enough for your next project today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Accents® Spikes Dracaena Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dracaena indivisa 'Spikes'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Not Applicable