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Dracaena marginata

Common Name(s):
Dragon tree
Cultivar(s):
'Tricolor', ‘Bicolor'
Category:
Trees
Comment:

A tough, drought-tolerant, slow growing houseplant in temperate climates.  The thrive at tempeartures of 65-80 degrees F.  They will slow their growth dramatically if tempeartures dip below this.  They have an agressive root system that makes them more forgiving that some other dracenas.  Plant in a well-draining potting mix and allow the plants to dry between waterings but not severely.  Bright, indirect light is ideal.  They have a low fertilizer requirment, so fertilize in spring and summer, and fall with a controlled-release formula. D. marginata is sensative to flouride (like most other Dracenas) which causes discoloration of leaves so use distillled or non-flourinated water.  

 

Relatively pest and disease resistant although thrips, mealybugs, and scale can be a problem.

Growth Rate:
slow
Tags:
houseplant, slow growing, colorful leaves, colorful foliage

NCCES plant id: 2900

Dracaena marginata Dracaena marginata
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Dracaena marginata Dracaena marginata
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Dracaena marginata Dracaena marginata
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Dracaena marginata stem Dracaena marginata stem
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Dracaena marginata in bloom Dracaena marginata in bloom
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0