Green Dracaena Marginata, or Dragon Tree, is a member of the Dracaena family which includes about 120 plant species. Native to Madagascar, Dracaena Marginata has bare trunks and clusters of thin, long leaves. The leaves are dark green with red edges.
Dracaena Marginata is a very popular houseplant because it is easy to care for and can adapt to different indoor lighting conditions. This plant can grow up in height up to 20 feet outdoors and 8 feet indoors.
Dracaena Marginata is also on the list of NASA's air-purifying plants. It is very effective in cleaning the indoor air, making this plant an ideal houseplant for any living space.
Medium-size Dracaena Marginata is planted in an 8-inch grow pot.
Dracaena Marginata prefers medium bright, indirect sunlight but it also tolerates low-light conditions. Deep shade, however, can slow down its growth. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent sunburn.
This plant is drought-tolerant and does not need frequent watering. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Check the leaves often. Yellow leaves mean that the plant is under-watered while brown leaves indicate that you have been over-watering your Marginata. Only use distilled water or other non-fluoridated water.
The best soil for this plant is well-drained, loamy potting soil. You can mix potting soil with perlite and loam.
This plant thrives in temperatures of 60°F-80°F. It is vital to ensure the room temperature does not fall below 60°F. Marginata thrives in normal room humidity but it is recommended to mist this plant frequently.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Marginata is toxic to cats and dogs, so keep this plant away from your pets.
USDA Zone 10-12
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)