Also known as the Madagascar Dragon Tree, Dracaena marginata is an extremely popular plant. It is a rugged and resilient species, easy to care for and looks graceful in any setting.
As its name suggests, the long, thin, arching green leaves are edged in a dark red. They are tall and versatile specimens, adding height and impact without taking too much space. Their stems can develop interesting curved and contorted, architectural shapes as they mature, adding more tropical beauty.
Dracaena is one of the plants on NASA's air filtering plants list that remove toxins from the air.
Stop the Drop! As this plant grows, older leaves will naturally fall off. If you notice rapid leaf-loss, check that the plant has not been overwatered or is too shaded.
Out with the old! If your plant outgrows its space or becomes too tall, chop the top off. As brutal as this is, new fuller growth will return. Only do this to a healthy plant in spring.
Feeling the Chill! These warm climate plants are susceptible to temperatures of 12°C or lower. Leaves will curl and can dry-up and die.
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