Dracaena MarginataDracaena marginata
[ Pot Size: 7'' | 12" - 16" tall ]
The Dracaena Marginata—also called Dragon Tree—is a remarkable life form. Not only is it drought-tolerant, preferring the soil to completely dry out between waterings, but it will also live in low-light conditions. In its native habitat of Madagascar, the Dracaena Marginata can grow up to 20 feet tall, but as a houseplant its height can be maintained with occasional pruning. Tufts of narrow, deep-green leaves with red edges spring forth from gray canes that resemble the hide of dragons. Send plants to NYC from Plantshed.com, 7 days a week.
- Geographic Origin: Madagascar
- Features: Low-maintenance; Drought-tolerant; Air-purifying
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Great For: Low light; North-facing windows
Plant Care Guide
Medium, indirect sunlight is best but can tolerate low light as well. Foliage color may fade in low light. Avoid direct sunlight.
About once every 7-10 days. Allow soil to mostly dry out, and water less often in winter. If brown tips occur on foliage, try filtered/distilled water that has less fluoride.
Level of Care
Easy! Just don't put it in too much sun or overwater.
The NASA Clean Air Study has ranked Dracaenas as one of the most efficient groups of houseplants that remove toxins from the air we breathe.
Feed with a liquid, indoor plant fertilizer about once a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.
Tolerates a wide range of temperatures, but prefers 60-85°F. Keep away from drafty windows and air conditioners.
Use a well-draining, All-Purpose potting soil. Can mix soil with lava rocks to improve drainage. Dracaenas like to be root-bound in pots with drainage holes.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune top foliage to maintain desired height. Can cut tall stalks and new growth will appear near the cut. Make major cuts in early spring. Trim brown tips with wet scissors. To propagate, use rooting hormone on stem cuttings in the summer.
Sorry! Mildly toxic if consumed.