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Dracaena Marginata

Dracaena Marginata

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Dracaena marginata, or the dragon tree, is a houseplant that has elegant long, thin leaves with red edges.
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Get to Know Dracaena Marginata!


The Dracaena Marginata plant, also known as the dragon tree, is a popular indoor plant with long, narrow leaves that are dark green with red edges. It is easy to care for and adds a tropical touch to any space.


Water your Marginata well and allow the top 75% of the soil to dry before watering again.


Your Dracaena Marginata prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low light situations. Bleached leaves with dry brown spots usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light.


Dracaena Marginata leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.

Sad Plant (is your plant dying?)

YELLOW LEAVES: Usually the reasons for a dying dracaena are overwatering and poor drainage. Dracaena plants need good drainage and do not tolerate, consistently damp soil, boggy soil. If the soil is too damp the dracaena leaves turn yellow with a drooping and dying appearance, due to root rot.

BROWN LEAVES: Dracaena leaves turn brown because of too much direct sunlight, dry soil and low humidity. Dracaena are tropical plants that prefer to grow in bright, indirect light with regular misting to increase humidity and watered every week. If the soil dries out completely the leaves droop and turn brown.

BROWN TIPS: The reason dracaena leaf tips turn brown is because of low humidity due to air conditioning or indoor heating. Dracaena are tropical plants that prefer regular misting to maintain around 40% humidity. Dracaena is very sensitive to fluoride in tap water which also causes the leaf tips to turn brown.

DROOPING LEAVES: The reason for dracaena leaves drooping is usually because of dry soil, low humidity and high temperatures. Dracaena should be watered once a week with a generous soak so that they soil is evenly moist. low humidity saps moisture from the leaves and if the temperature is too high this can dry out the soil too quickly which cause the leaves to droop.

- To revive a dying dracaena, replicate the conditions of its native environment by increasing the humidity with regular misting, water once a week and locate the dracaena in an area of bright indirect light. Trim back any brown leaves to stimulate new growth. Ensure good drainage to avoid the leaves turning yellow an drooping off due to root rot.