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Dracaena Marginata (Dragon Tree Plant)

Dracaena marginata

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 4" to 7" W 8" to 12" H

Dracaena Marginata (aka the dragon tree) has to be one of our favorite ornamental houseplants. This tiny tree has thin, candelabra-shaped trunks that become more visible as they grow. Their spiky leaves are lined with red, making them even more striking. They are fairly forgiving, great for beginners, and can grow quite large. Use them to add some height to your indoor jungle, and trim them regularly to keep them shorter than six feet!

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Dracaena Marginata (Dragon Tree Plant) Care Guide & Presentation

Dracaena Marginata (Dragon Tree Plant)

Dragon Tree Plant (Dracaena Marginata): Overview

The Dragon Tree, scientifically known as Dracaena Marginata, is a striking houseplant characterized by its long, slender leaves with red edges. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family and originates from Madagascar. It is favored for its air-purifying properties and elegant appearance. It thrives in bright, indirect light and is relatively easy to care for, making it a popular choice for indoor greenery enthusiasts. However, it’s worth noting that the dragon tree is toxic to pets if ingested.

The dragon tree holds various meanings and symbolism across different cultures. It’s often associated with longevity, resilience, and prosperity.  

Dragon Tree Plant Benefits

  • Excellent air-purifying plant, known for removing toxins from indoor air, promotes a healthier living environment.

  • It adds aesthetic appeal to any space with its striking appearance characterized by long, slender leaves and architectural form.
  • According to Feng Shui, it is believed to bring positive energy, balance, and tranquility to its surroundings.
  • The low-maintenance nature of the dragon tree makes it an ideal plant for busy individuals or those new to plant care. 

Dracaena Marginata: Alternative Names

  • Madagascar Dragon Tree
  • Red-Stemmed Dracaena
  • Spanish Dagger
  • Tricolor
  • Rainbow Plant
  • Ribbon Plant

Dracaena Marginata Care Guide

Dracaena marginata, commonly known as the dragon tree, is an easy-to-care-for plant that thrives indoors with minimal maintenance.

Watering and Light

Dragon tree care includes moderate watering, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. These tropical plants thrive in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low-light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. 

Temperature and Humidity

Maintain average room temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). A Dracaena plant is adaptable to normal indoor humidity levels, but occasional misting can benefit them, especially in dry indoor environments. 

Soil, Repotting, and Feeding

Plant dragon trees in well-draining sandy soil. Repot every two to three years in a slightly larger pot during spring or early summer. Fertilize once a month during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. 

Propagation, Pruning, and Cleaning

Dragon Trees can be propagated from stem cuttings. Prune back leggy growth to maintain a compact shape, and regularly remove dead or yellowing leaves. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them clean and dust-free. 

Common Issues

Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause leaf browning. Yellowing or browning leaf tips may indicate low humidity or dry soil. Pests, such as spider mites and mealybugs, can infest dragon trees. Neem oil or insecticidal soap is usually an effective remedy for this problem. 

Dracaena Tree: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

When considering the placement of your dragon tree plant, it’s essential to understand its space requirements and compatibility with other plants. Additionally, exploring companion and alternative plants can enhance the visual appeal of your indoor green space. 

Best Locations & Uses

  • Perfect for plant lovers with no pets, as it’s toxic to curious furry friends.
  • Dragon trees are ideal for busy individuals seeking low-maintenance greenery. They are resilient and require minimal care.
  • It thrives in warmer climates, making it an excellent addition to outdoor spaces in regions with mild winters.
  • It symbolizes good luck and prosperity, making it a popular choice for homes and offices.
  • It is well-suited for bedrooms and bathrooms, where its air-purifying qualities can promote a peaceful and healthy environment.  

Companion Plants

  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): Known for its elegant white blooms, the Peace Lily thrives in low-light conditions and helps improve indoor air quality.
  • Snake Plant (Sansevieria Zeylanica)): With its striking vertical leaves, the Snake Plant is a hardy species that requires minimal care and adds a touch of modern sophistication to any room.
  • ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): Resilient and drought tolerant, the ZZ Plant features glossy green foliage, making it an ideal companion for Dracaena marginata in spaces with low-light conditions.    

Alternative Plants

While the dragon tree may not be suitable for households with pets, here are three alternative pet-friendly plants to consider.

  • Neanthe Bella Palm (Chamaedorea elegans): With its graceful fronds and non-toxic properties, the Neanthe Bella Palm, also known as the Parlor Palm, is an excellent choice for pet owners seeking a safe and stylish indoor plant.
  • Variegated Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Known for its air-purifying qualities and spider-like foliage, the Spider Plant is easy to care for and adds a playful touch to any space.
  • Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens): Featuring feathery fronds and a non-toxic nature, the Areca Palm thrives in bright, indirect light, making it a pet-friendly alternative to the Dracaena tree. 

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    Candace R.
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    I recommend this product
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    1 year ago
    Quality is amazing! And the

    Quality is amazing! And the packaging was fantastic! I was worried about them being delivered in the winter time but it arrived fast and was packaged with care! Will definitely be buying from them again!

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    Kerryanne B.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Beautiful

    Lively plant. Wrapped perfectly and worked so perfectly with a pot I had already waiting for it. So beautiful

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    Nicole P.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Intermediate
    Where is your new plant living? Office
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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    Love!!

    the small is definitely small but its cute! its the perfect size to add a little greenery to a small office or living space

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    Earle Bennett Hallowell J.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Green Thumb
    Where is your new plant living? Other
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Dracaena Marginata

    Beautiful. It's all as advertised.

  • LS
    Lisa S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    well cared for shipping packaging,

    well cared for shipping packaging, the extra cloth bag was a nice surprise! thank you. Healthy plant! It is apparent your company cares about its plants and customers. Thank you

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