Costa Farms’ Dracaena ‘White Aspen’ Chosen Best New Plant at TPIE 2019
Growers unveil many brand-new plants at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This year Costa Farms' Dracaena ‘White Aspen’ won the award for Best New Foliage Plant.
An eye-catching new variety of corn plant (Dracaena), White Aspen shows off rich green leaves strikingly edged in creamy white. “Its eye-catching leaves are ideal for brightening boring corners in the home or office,” says Mike Rimland, Plant Hunter at Costa Farms. “‘White Aspen’ is a really cool makeover of a tried-and-true favorite houseplant.”
With low care needs and a long lifespan, ‘White Aspen’ is sure to be one of the most popular new indoor plants. It grows best in medium to bright, indirect light. It adds a ton of texture and a touch of life to homes and offices.
White Aspen is relatively slow growing. Over time, it may top 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall. It thrives in natural and artificial light. “The striking white variegation stands out in a room, especially when paired with other plants. It’s white variegation especially trendy on social media,” says Rimland.
Dracaena ‘White Aspen’ is expected to start to ship to retailers across North America starting in fall 2020.
About Costa Farms
Costa Farms is the largest producer of ornamental plants in the world. The company stretches over 4,500 acres and employs 5,000 people. Along with thriving indoor and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates retail merchandising and young-plant production divisions as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in Florida and North and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East.