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.
Large size Dracaena Marginata is planted in a 12-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.
2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.
* Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
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*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.